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Absence of a fever.

Afebrile

2

A central pulse located at the apex of the heart.

Apical Pulse

3

Measurement of the apical and radial pulse simultaneously.

Apical- Radial Pulse

4

A complete absence of respirations.

Apnea

5

An irregular heart rhythm.

Arrhythmia

6

The measure of the pressure exerted by the blood as it pulsates through the arteries.

Arterial Blood Pressure

7

A condition in which the elastic and muscular tissues of the arteries are replaced with fibrous tissue.

Arteriosclerosis

8

The temporary disappearance of sounds normally heard over the brachial artery when the sphygmomanometer cuff pressure is high, followed by the reappearance of sounds at a lower level.

Auscultatory Gap

9

The rate of energy utilization in the body required to maintain essential activities such as breathing.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

10

The balance between the heat produced by the body and the heat lost from the body.

Body Temperature

11

Abnormally slow pulse rate, less than 60 beats per minute.

Bradycardia

12

Abnormally slow respiratory rate, less than 10 respirations per minute.

Bradypnea

13

The amount of blood ejected by the heart with each ventricular contraction.

Cardiac Output

14

The extent to which an individual's behavior coincides with medical or health advice.

Compliance

15

The transfer of heat from one molecule to another in direct contact.

Conduction

16

A state in which the body temperature fluctuates minimally but always remains above normal.

Constant Fever

17

The dispersion of heat by air currents.

Convection

18

The temperature of the deep tissues of the body.

Core Temperature

19

Movement of the chest upward and downward.

Costal (Thoracic) Breathing

20

Breathing that involves the contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm, as observed by the movement of the abdomen.

Diaphragmatic (Abdominal) Breathing

21

The pressure of the blood against the arterial walls when the ventricles of the heart are at rest.

Diastolic Pressure

22

A pulse with an irregular rhythm.

Dysrhythmia

23

Continuous vaporization of moisture from the respiratory tract and from the mucosa of the mouth and from the skin.

Evaporation

24

Breathing out, or the movement of gases from the lungs to the atmosphere.

Exhalation

25

Pertaining to a fever; feverish.

Febrile

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A temperature that rises to fever level rapidly following a normal temperature and then returns to normal within a few hours.

Fever Spike

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The state a person is in when the amount of heat produced by the body exactly equals the amount of heat loss.

Heat Balance

28

Condition that is the result of excessive heat and dehydration.

Heat Exhaustion

29

Life threatening condition with body temperature greater than 106 degrees.

Heat Stroke

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The proportion of red blood cells (erythrocytes) to the total blood volume.

Hematocrit