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a red appearance to the skin, which generally affects the face & neck. This is commonly present with a fever
a yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes
an eruption of the skin
an abnormally slow pulse rate (less then 60 bpm)
a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient has flushed appearance, dry skin and decreased output of urine
the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. skin over the area is tight. this is most easily observed in the extremities.
an abnormally fast heart beat (greater then 100 bpm)
a loss of appetite & lack of interest in food
a condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consistency of the stool, rather then the frequency of defection, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this
the passage of an increased number of the loose, watery stools. the fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes & nutrients
the presence of a gas in the stomach or intestines
a sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur
this is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis
an involuntary and forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may be productive
a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen
labored of difficult breathing
hemorrhaging from the nose
a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever
involuntary contractions of the muscles
fever or pryrexia
a body temperature that is higher then normal
a feeling of pain or aching in the head; common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue and or eyestrain
vague scene of body discomfort, weakness & fatigue often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness
irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress of suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properally