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Health Safety-4

Key terms

Body Temperature balance between the heat produced by the body and the heat lost from the body
Core Temperature temperature of the deep tissues of the body
Surface Temperature temperature of tissue, such as subcutaneous tissue or fat
Radiation transfer of heat from the surface of one object to the surface of another without contact between the two objects.
Conduction transfer of heat from one molecule to another in direct contact
Convection the dispersion of heat through air currents
Vaporization continoous evaporation of moisture from the respiratory tract, oral mucousa and skin
Insensible water loss continous and unnoticed water loss
Insensible heat loss heat loss that occurs from the evaporation of moisture from the respiratory tract, mucousa of the mouth and the skin
Pyrexia body temperature above the normal range; fever
Hypothermia core body temperature below the lower limit of normal
Hyperthermia extremely high body temperature
Pulse the wave of blood within an artery that is created by contraction of the left ventricle of the heart
Respiration the act of breathing, transport of oxygen from the atmosphere to the body cells and of carbon dioxide from the cells to the atmosphere.
blood pressure the force exerted on arterial walls by blood flowing within the vessels
Apical pulse a central pulse located at the apex of the heart
Pulse deficit the difference between the apical and radial pulse
Adventitious breath sounds abnormal or acquired breath sounds
Palpation the examination of the body using the sense of touch
Percussion a method in which the body surface is struck to elicit sounds or vibrations
Auscultation process of listening to sounds produced within the body
Korotkoff sounds a series of 5 sounds produced by blood within the artery with each ventriclar contraction
Systolic pressure the pressure of blood against the arterial walls when the heart contracts
Diastolic pressure the pressure of the blood against the arterial walls when the heart is at rest.
Pulse pressure the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressures
Coping dealing with change
Burnout a complex syndrome of behaviors that can be likened to the exhaustion stage of the general adaptation syndrome
Created by: tmwawa1