An extremely high body temperature.
An abnormally high blood pressure; over 140 mmHg systolic and/or 90 mmHg diastolic
A body temperature above the usual range.
Very deep, rapid respirations.
An abnormally low blood pressure; less than 100 mmHg systolic in an adult.
A core body temperature below the lower limit of normal.
Very shallow respirations.
The intake of air into the lungs; also called inspiration.
Heat loss that occurs from evaporation of moisture from the respiratory tract, mucosa of the mouth, and the skin.
Insensible Heat Loss
Continuous and unnoticed water loss.
Insensible Water Loss
Same as inhalation.
A body temperature that alternates at regular intervals between periods of fever and periods of normal or subnormal temperatures.
The five phases of blood pressure sounds.
The measurement of the pressure that is actually delivered to the body's organs.
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)
Decrease in blood pressure related to positional or postural changes from lying to sitting or standing positions.
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)
A pulse located in the periphery of the body. Examples: foot, hand, or neck.
A central pulse that is located at the apex of the heart, also known as Apical Pulse.
Point of Maximal Impulse
The wave of blood within an artery that is created by the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.
The difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse.
A noninvasive device that measures the arterial blood oxygen saturation by means of a sensor attached to the finger or other location.
The difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure.
The pattern of the beats and intervals between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure.
The strength or amplitude of the pulse, the force of blood exerted with each heartbeat.
A body temperature above the normal range; fever.
The transfer of heat from the surface of one object to the surface of another without contact between the two objects.
The occurrence of short febrile periods of a few days interspersed with periods of 1 or 2 days of normal temperature.
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.
The act of breathing; includes the intake of oxygen and the output of carbon dioxide from the cells to the atmosphere.
Same as Respiratory Quality.