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taking the apical and radial pulses at the same time

apical radial pulse

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amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery by the blood

bp

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amount of heat in the body that is a balance between the amount of heat produced and the amount lost by the body

body temp

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slow heart rate; less than 60 beats per minute

bradycardia

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period of heart muscle relaxation; heart is at rest

diastole

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pressure in the arteries when the heart is arrest

diastolic pressure

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when systolic pressure is 140mm hg or higher, or the diastolic pressure is 90 mm hg or higher

hypertension

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when the systolic pressure is below 90 mm hg or diastolic pressure is below 60 mm hg

hypotension

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best offer heart felt at an artery as a wave of blood passes through the artery

pulse

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difference between the apical and radial pulse rates

pulse deficit

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number of heartbeats or pulses felt in 1 minute

pulse rate

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cuff measuring device used to measure blood pressure

sphygmomanometer

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period heart muscle contraction; heart is pumping blood

systole

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pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts

systolic pressure

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rapid heart rate

tachycardia

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temp pulse respirations and blood pressure

vital signs

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loss of feeling or sensation produced by a drug

anesthesia

18

surgery done by choice to improve the persons life or well being

elective surgery

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blood clot that travels

embolus

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stats of quiet calmness or sleep produced by a drug

sedation

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blood clot

thrombus

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sensitivity to a substance that causes the body to react with signs and symptoms

Allergy

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lack of absence of breathing

apnea

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collapse of a portion of the lung

atelectasis

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rapid and deep respirations followed by 10-30 seconds of apnea

biot respirations

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respirations gradually increase in rate and depth and then become shallow and slow

cheyne-stokes respirations

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difficult labored or painful breathing

dyspnea

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bloody sputum

hemoptysis

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breathing is rapid and deeper than normal

hyperventilation

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breathing is slow shallow and sometimes irregular

hypo ventilation

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reduced amount of oxygen in the blood

hypoxemia

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cells don't have enough oxygen

hypoxia

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very deep and rapid respirations

kussmaul respirations

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breathing deeply and comfortably only when sitting

othropnea

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sitting up and leaning over a table to breathe

orthopneic position

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amount of hemoglobin containing oxygen

oxygen concentration

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harmful chemical or substance in air or water

pollutant

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mucus from the respiratory system that is expectorants through the mouth

sputum

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when breathing stops

respiratory arrest

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rapid breathing

tachypnea

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blood in the pleural space

hemothorax

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Inserting an artificial airway

intubation

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using a machine to move air into and out of lungs

mechanical ventilation

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escape and collection of fluid in the pleural space

pleural effusion

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air in the pleural space

pneumothorax

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process of withdrawing or sucking up fluid

suction

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surgically created opening into the trachea

tracheostomy