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Flashcards in BN4 Vital Signs Deck (27):
1

What term means without fever?

Afebrile

2

What term means absence of breathing?

Apnea

3

What term means a pulse with an irregular rhythm?

Arrhythmia

4

What term describes the force that circulating blood exerts against the arterial walls as the heart contracts and relaxes?

Blood Pressure

5

What term describes an unusually strong pulse?

bounding pulse

6

What term describes an abnormally slow heartbeat?

Bradycardia

7

What term is a measure of the amount of heat in the deep tissues?

Core Temperature

8

What term describes the pressure exerted on the arterial walls during ventricular relaxation at which point, the left ventricle is filled with blood?

Diastolic pressure

9

What term describes labored or difficult breathing?

Dyspnea

10

What term describes the act of expelling air out of the lungs?

Experiation

11

What term describes with fever?

Febrile

12

What term describes abnormally high blood pressure?

Hypertension

13

What term describes elevated body temperature related to the body's inability to promote heat loss or reduce heat production?

Hyperthermia

14

What term describes abnormally low blood pressure?

Hypotension

15

What is the act of taking air into the lungs?

inspiration

16

What is the sound heard, via sethoscope over an artery distal to the blood pressure cuff?

Korokoff sound

17

What term describes the flow of blood through tissues, providing them with oxygen and nutrients, and removing waste products?

Perfusion

18

What is another term for fever?

Pyrexia

19

What term would describe the drop in blood pressure someone feels has when going from lying or sitting to standing?

Orthostatic Hypotension

20

What term describes the exchange of gases between the atmosphere, blood, and body cells?

Respiration

21

What is a measurement that consist of one inspiration and one expiration?

Respiration rate

22

What term describes a compression cuff with a pressure bulb containing a release valve that is used to obtain blood pressure?

Sphygmomanometer

23

What term describes the peak pressure exerted on the arterial walls during ventricular contraction?

Systolic Pressure

24

What term describes an abnormally elevated heartbeat?

Tachycardia

25

What is a measurement of the amount of heat below the skin and the subcutaneous tissues?

Temperature

26

What is a weak and rapid pulse?

Thready pulse

27

What is used as health status measurements of life and are used to evaluate a patients condition?

Vital Signs