Flashcards in chapter 39 Deck (28)
with rapid onset
stereotyping or discriminating against old people
disease characterized by cerebral function loss as seen with disease that affect the brain
disease process that causes loss of elasticity in the vascular walls from thickening and hardening vessels
inflammation of the lungs caused by the aspiration of vomitus or other foreign matter
an increase in the size of the heart form a thickening of the heart wall, without a parallel increase in the size of the cavity
long term progressing gradually
is a lung disease defined by persistently poor airflow as a result of breakdown of lung tissue (known as emphysema) and dysfunction of the small airways.
It typically worsens over time
Primary symptoms include: shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action to maintain blood flow to meet the needs of the body.
Heart failure can cause a number of symptoms including shortness of breath, leg swelling, and exercise intolerance.
congestive heart failure (CHF)
sudden on-set of altered mental status that may involve illusions, disjointed though process, incoherent speech, and increased/decreased psychomotor function
chronic condition resulting in the malfunction of normal cerebral processes.
an adverse or toxic reaction to a drug or drugs
irregular contractions of the myocardium secondary to electrical disturbances in the heart
abnormally high core body temperature above 98.6
shock caused by low core body temperature under 95 degrees
the amount of pressure within the skull
intracranial pressure (ICP)
abnormal curvature of the spine with convexity backwards
any disease of the nerve
a degenerative bone disorder associated with an accelerated loss of mineral primarily calcium
is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli
is fluid accumulation in the air spaces and parenchyma of the lungs
is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism).
is a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain
a myocardial infarction without chest pain and discomfort
silent heart attack
is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure
is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism), or a hemorrhage
a brief period of unresponsiveness caused by lack of blood flow to the brain; fainting