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Blood pressure

The amount of force exerted again the walls of an artery by the blood.

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Body temperature

The amount of heart in the body that is a balance between the amount of heat products and the amount lost by the body.

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Diastolic pressure

The Pressure in the artery when the heart is at rest.

4

Discomfort

See “pain”

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Fever

Elevated body temperature.

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Hypertension

When the systolic pressure is 140 mm Hg or high (hyper), or the diastolic pressure is 90 mm Hg or higher.

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Hypotension

When the systolic pressure is below (hypo) 90 mm Hg, or the diastolic pressure is below 60 mm Hg.

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Intake

The amount of fluid taken in

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Output

The amount of fluid lost.

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Pain

To ache, hurt, or be sore; discomfort.

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Pulse

The beat of the heart felt at an artery as a wave of blood test ass though the artery.

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Pulse rate

The number of heartbeats or pluses felt or heard in 1 minuets.

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Respiration

Breathing air into (inhalation) and out of ( exhalation) the lungs.

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Stethoscope

An instrument used to listen to the sounds produced by the heart, lungs, and other body organs.

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Systolic pressure

The pressure in the artery when the heart contracts.

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Thermometer

A device used to measure ( meter) temperature ( thermo).

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Vital signs

Temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; and pain in some agencies.