Test that determines the patency of the radial and ulnar arteries by compressing one artery site and observing return of skin color as evidence of patency of the other artery.
Defect or sac formed by dilation in artery wall due to atherosclerosis, trauma, or congenital defect
Variation from the heart's regular rhythm
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls
Plaques of fatty deposits formed in the inner layer (intima) of the arteries
Slow heart rate, less than 50 beats per minute in the adult
Blowing, swooshing sound heard through a stethoscope when an artery is partially occluded
Dusky blue mottling of the skin and mucous membranes due to excessive amount of reduced hemoglobin in the blood
The heart's filling phase
Deficiency of arterial blood to a body party due to constriction or obstruction of a blood vessel
Small oval clumps of lymphatic tissue located at grouped intervals along lymphatic vessels
Swelling of extremity due to obstructed lymph channel, nonpitting
Indentation left after examiner depresses the skin over swollen edematous tissue
Viewing the finger from the side to detect early clubbing
Pressure wave created by each heartbeat, palpable at body sites where the artery lies close to the skin and over a bone
Regular rhythm, but force of pulse varies with alternating beats of large and small amplitude
Beats have weaker amplitude with respiratory inspiration, stronger with expiration
The heart's pumping phase
Rapid heart rate, more than 95 beats per minute in the adult
Inflammation of the vein associated with thrombus formation
Open skin lesion extending into dermis, with sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue
Dilated tortuous veins with incompetent valves
Describe the structure and function of arteries and veins.
List the pulse sites accessible to examination.
Describe 3 mechanisms that help return venous blood to the heart.
Define the term capacitance vessels, and explain its significance.
List the risk factors for venous stasis.
Describe the function of the lymphatic system.
Describe the function of the lymph nodes.
Name the related organs in the lymphatic system.