Absence of a fever.
A central pulse located at the apex of the heart.
Measurement of the apical and radial pulse simultaneously.
Apical- Radial Pulse
A complete absence of respirations.
An irregular heart rhythm.
The measure of the pressure exerted by the blood as it pulsates through the arteries.
Arterial Blood Pressure
A condition in which the elastic and muscular tissues of the arteries are replaced with fibrous tissue.
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.
The rate of energy utilization in the body required to maintain essential activities such as breathing.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
The balance between the heat produced by the body and the heat lost from the body.
Abnormally slow pulse rate, less than 60 beats per minute.
Abnormally slow respiratory rate, less than 10 respirations per minute.
The amount of blood ejected by the heart with each ventricular contraction.
The extent to which an individual's behavior coincides with medical or health advice.
The transfer of heat from one molecule to another in direct contact.
A state in which the body temperature fluctuates minimally but always remains above normal.
The dispersion of heat by air currents.
The temperature of the deep tissues of the body.
Movement of the chest upward and downward.
Costal (Thoracic) Breathing
Breathing that involves the contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm, as observed by the movement of the abdomen.
Diaphragmatic (Abdominal) Breathing
The pressure of the blood against the arterial walls when the ventricles of the heart are at rest.
A pulse with an irregular rhythm.
Continuous vaporization of moisture from the respiratory tract and from the mucosa of the mouth and from the skin.
Breathing out, or the movement of gases from the lungs to the atmosphere.
Pertaining to a fever; feverish.
A temperature that rises to fever level rapidly following a normal temperature and then returns to normal within a few hours.
The state a person is in when the amount of heat produced by the body exactly equals the amount of heat loss.
Condition that is the result of excessive heat and dehydration.
Life threatening condition with body temperature greater than 106 degrees.
The proportion of red blood cells (erythrocytes) to the total blood volume.