MED 106 Final
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MED 106 Final
Med 106 Final
Med 106 Final
Absense or cessation of breathing
Irregular heart beat
Describes a pulse that feels full because of increased power of cardiac contractions or as a result of increased blood volume.
A slow heartbeat; a pulse below 60 beats per minute
Respirations that are regular in rhythm but slower than normal in rate
A waxy secretion in the ear canal; commonly called ear wax.
Chronic Obstructive pilmonary disease
A progressive and irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity
Patterns of activity or behavior that follow day-night cycles.
Difficult or painful breathing
Elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason; sometimes called primary hypertension
Pertaining to an elevated body temperature
Internal adaptation and change in response to environmental factors.
Increase in the depth of breathing
High blood pressure (sytolic pressure consistently above140mm Hg and diastolic pressure above 90mm Hg).
Abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional
Blood pressure that is below normal (systolic pressure below 90mm Hg and diastolic pressure below 50mm Hg)
Pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped
Condition in which an individual must sit or stand to breathe comfortably
Orthostatic (postural) hypotension
Temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent postition to a standing position
Inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal.
Pertaining to an area that is outside or away from an organ or structure
Condition in which the radial pulse is less than the apical pulse; may indicate peripheral vascular abnormality
Difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressures (30 to 50 mm Hg is considered normal).
Abnormal or crackling breath sounds during inspiration.
Abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration that indicate airway obstruction by think secretions or spasms
Elevated blood pressure resulting from another condition.
Irregular heartbeat originating in the sinoatrial node (pacemaker)
Instrument that measures the volume of inhaled and exhaled air
Describes a strenuous respiratory effort that has a snoring sound.
Fainting; a brief lapse in consciousness
Rapid but regular heart rate exceeding 100 beats per minute.
Respirations that are rapid and shallow; hyperventilation.
Describes a pulse that is scarcely perceptible.
Pertaining to the science dealing with the application of physical methods and theories to biological problems
The reason for the patient's seeking medical care
Pertaining to the operation of the mind; referring to the process by which we become aware of percieving, thinking, and remembering
Concise technical description of the cause, nature, or manifestation of a condition or problem.
Physician's temporary or initial impression
Comparison of two or more diseases with similar signs and symptoms
Occuring in or affecting members of a family more than would be expected by chance.
The chief complaint, written in chronological sequence, with dates of onset.
Pertaining to a combination of psychologic and social factors
Relationship of harmony and accord between the patient and the health care professional.
Abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation of an organ, vessel , or gland.
An abnormal enlargement of the fingertips; usually seen with advanced heart and lung disease.
Examination of the large intestine with a fiberoptic scope.
A graphic record of electrical conduction through the heart.
pathologic accumulation of air in the tissues or organs; in the lungs the brachioles become plugged with mucus and lose elasticity.
The manner or style of walking
Formation and development of blood cells in the bone marrow
moving or exercising a body part via an externally applied force
Abnormal sound heard when ausultating the heart that may or may not have a pathologic origin.
Small lumps, lesions, or swelling felt when palpating the skin.
Rhythmic contraction of involuntary muscles lining the gastrointestinal tract.
White part of the eye that forms the orbit
Inspection of a cavity or organ by passing light through its walls
Physical injury or wound caused by an external force or violence.
Contraction of the muscles lining blood vessels that results in decreased lumen size.
The absence of a heartbeat
Blue color of the mucous membranes and body extremities caused by lack of oxygen.
a hemorrhagic skin discoloration commonly called bruising
A substance that causes vomiting
Rapid, random, ineffective, contractions of the heart.
Blood in the Urine
Pertaining to no known cause of a condition or disease
space in the center of the chest under the sternum
The death of cells or tissue
visual sensitvity to light
Excreting large amounts of urine
Agents that dissolve blood clots
Transient ischemic attack
Temporary neurologic symptoms caused by a gradual or partial occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel