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Key Terms 12

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Blood pressure   the pressure exerted by the circulating blood against the walls of the arteries  
Core temperature   the internal body temperature  
homeostasis   a state of equilibrium within the body maintained through the adaptation of body systems to changes in either the internal or external environment  
pulse   a vital sign; a quantitative measurement of the heartbeat using the fingers to palpate an artery or a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat  
respiration   breathing, the process of bringing oxygen into the body and expelling carbon dioxide from the body  
vital signs   assessments of pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and temperature; body functions essential to life  


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