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An electrical recording of the contractions of the heart.

EKG/ECG

2

Machine used to performe a EKG

Electrocardiograph

3

Print out of a recording for an EKG wich reveals the contractions of the heart in a series of waves which are labeled.

Electrocardiogram

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How are the waves labeled??

P, Q, R, S, and T

5

Indicates that the atria have depolarized and will soon contract.

P-wave

6

Indicates that the ventricles have depolarized, which the ventricular contraction starting right after the R-wave peak.

QRS-wave

7

Indicates ventricular repolarization.

T-wave

8

The measure of pressure that a volume of blood exerts on arterial walls as it moves through the body.

Blood pressure

9

Fancy name for blood pressure cuff?

Sphygmomanometer

10

Represents the maximum exertion by blood on the walls of the arteries.

Systolic blood pressure

11

Represents the force on arterial walls during the period in which heart chambers fill.

Diastolic blood pressure

12

Blood pressure of healthy adult?

120/80

13

High blood pressure? Greater than 150/90

Hypertension

14

Low blood pressure?

Hypotension

15

Listening to the sounds of the heart using a stethoscope>

Auscultation

16

Measures how often blood is being pumped by the heart in one minute. Also called pulse rate.

Heart rate

17

Measure of how many breaths an individual takes in one minute. (Watching the rise and fall of the chest and counting for 1 minute)

Respiratory rate.