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Afebrile

Without fever

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Arrhythmia

Abnormal rhythm of the heartbeat

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Ataxia

Uncoordinated wide-based walk

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Baseline

Initial measurement which future measurements are compared

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Bradycardia

Pulse rate less than 60 beats per minute

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Cheyne-strokes

Regular pattern of irregular beating

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Cyanosis

Slightly blue or gray discoloration of the skin

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Diastole

Blood pressure measurements for lowest amount of pressure

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Emphysema

Pulmonary disease characterized by dilated or damaged alveoli

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Eupnea

Normal respiratory rate

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Febrile

Having a fever

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Frenulum

Fold of mucous membrane under the tongue

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Hypertension

Abnormally high blood pressure; above 140/90 adult

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Hypotension

Abnormally low blood pressure; less than 90/60 adult

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Hyperpnea

Increased respirations in rate and depth

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Manometer

BP cuff containing a rubber bladder attached to a dial (Aneroid Manometer)

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Orthopnea

Difficulty breathing in any position other than upright position

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Pallor

Pale; lack of color

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Pyrexia

Fever

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Stridor

A crowing sound heard during inhalation

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Symmetry

Shape, size, and position of body parts on opposite sides of the body

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Systole

Blood pressure measurement for highest amount of pressure

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Tachycardia

Pulse rate greater than 100 beats per minute

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Tachypnea

Respiratory rate greater than 40 RPM

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Vertigo

Sensation of spinning around, dizziness