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An extremely high body temperature.

Hyperpyrexia

32

An abnormally high blood pressure; over 140 mmHg systolic and/or 90 mmHg diastolic

Hypertension

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A body temperature above the usual range.

Hyperthermia

34

Very deep, rapid respirations.

Hyperventilation

35

An abnormally low blood pressure; less than 100 mmHg systolic in an adult.

Hypotension

36

A core body temperature below the lower limit of normal.

Hypothermia

37

Very shallow respirations.

Hypoventilation

38

The intake of air into the lungs; also called inspiration.

Inhalation

39

Heat loss that occurs from evaporation of moisture from the respiratory tract, mucosa of the mouth, and the skin.

Insensible Heat Loss

40

Continuous and unnoticed water loss.

Insensible Water Loss

41

Same as inhalation.

Inspiration

42

A body temperature that alternates at regular intervals between periods of fever and periods of normal or subnormal temperatures.

Intermittent Fever

43

The five phases of blood pressure sounds.

Korotkoff's Sounds

44

The measurement of the pressure that is actually delivered to the body's organs.

Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)

45

Decrease in blood pressure related to positional or postural changes from lying to sitting or standing positions.

Orthostatic Hypotension

46

A noninvasive device that estimates a client's arterial blood by means of a sensor attached to the client's finger, toe, nose, earlobe, or forehead.

Oxygen Saturation (SaO2)

47

A pulse located in the periphery of the body. Examples: foot, hand, or neck.

Peripheral Pulse

48

A central pulse that is located at the apex of the heart, also known as Apical Pulse.

Point of Maximal Impulse

49

The wave of blood within an artery that is created by the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

Pulse

50

The difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse.

Pulse Deficit

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A noninvasive device that measures the arterial blood oxygen saturation by means of a sensor attached to the finger or other location.

Pulse Oximeter

52

The difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure.

Pulse Pressure

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The pattern of the beats and intervals between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure.

Pulse Rhythm

54

The strength or amplitude of the pulse, the force of blood exerted with each heartbeat.

Pulse Volume

55

A body temperature above the normal range; fever.

Pyrexia

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The transfer of heat from the surface of one object to the surface of another without contact between the two objects.

Radiation

57

The occurrence of short febrile periods of a few days interspersed with periods of 1 or 2 days of normal temperature.

Relapsing Fever

58

The occurrence of a wide range of temperature fluctuations, more than 3.6 degrees over a 24 hour period, all of which are above normal.

Remittent Fever

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The act of breathing; includes the intake of oxygen and the output of carbon dioxide from the cells to the atmosphere.

Respiration

60

Same as Respiratory Quality.

Respiratory Character