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Hypertensive

Someone with high blood pressure

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Baroreceptors

A receptor that is sensitive to a change in pressure

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UTI

Urinary tract infection

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Neonate

First month of life (baby)

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Infant (infancy)

Birth to 1 year

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Toddler

1-3 years of age

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Preschool age

3-5 years of age

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adolescence

13 -18 years of age

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School age

6-12 years of age

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Early adult

20-40 years of age

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Middle adult

41-60 years of age

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Late Adult

61 and older

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Geriatric

65 and older

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Systolic Blood pressure

The pressure of blood on the walls of blood vessels when your heart beats

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Pulmonary

referring to the lungs

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Fontanelles

Soft spots on a neonate/infants head

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Nocturnal enuresis (en" u-re' sis)

involuntary bed wetting

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hemophilia

a medical condition where a patients blood has difficulty clotting

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cerebellum

part of the brain that controls muscle activity

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Musculoskeletal

relating to the muscular and skeletal systems together

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coagulation

Changing to a solid state from a liquid state

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osteoporosis

a medical condition where the bones become brittle

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Diastolic Blood Pressure

The pressure of the blood in the artery when the heart is relaxed (not contracting)

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Diaphoretic

Sweaty

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Radial Pulse

On the wrist thumb side

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PERL

Pupils Equal Reactive to Light

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PERRL

Pupils Equal Round and Reactive to Light

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Nystagmus

The twitching of the eye suspect of alcohol involvement

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Anisocoria

slight inequality of pupil dilation

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the S stand for?

Signs and symptoms

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the A stand for

Allergies

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the M stand for

Medications

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the P stand for

Past pertinent medical history

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the L stand for

Last oral intake

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In the acronym SAMPLE what does the E stand for

Events leading to current illness or injury

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Epistaxis

Nose bleed