Taylor CH 24 Vital Signs

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Taylor CH 24 Vital Signs
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  1. AFEBRILE
    a condition in which the body temp is not elevated
  2. APNEA
    absence of breathing
  3. BLOOD PRESSURE
    force of blood against artery walls
  4. BRADYCARDIA
    slow heart rate
  5. DYSPNEA
    difficult or labored breathing
  6. BRADYPNEA
    slow rate of breathing
  7. DIASTOLIC PRESSURE
    least amount of pressure exerted on arterial walls, which occurs when the heart is at rest between ventricular contractions.
  8. DYSRYTHMIA
    an abnormal cardiac rhythm
  9. EUPNEA
    normal respirations
  10. FEBRILE
    condition in which the body temp is elevated
  11. HYPERTENSION
    BP elevated above the upper limit of normal
  12. HYPERTHERMIA
    high body temp
  13. HYPOTENSION
    BP below the lower limit of normal
  14. HYPOTHERMIA
    low body temp
  15. KOROTKOFF SOUNDS
    series of sounds that correspond to changes in blood flow through an artery as pressure is released.
  16. OROTHOPNEA
    type of DYSPNEA in which breathing is easier when the patient sits or stands.
  17. ORTHOSTATIC HYPERTENSION
    sudden increase in BP when a person sits or stands up.  aka postural hypertension.
  18. PULSE
    wave produced in the wall of an artery with each beat of the heart.
  19. PULSE DEFICIT
    difference between the apical and radial pulse rates.
  20. PULSE PRESSURE
    difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures
  21. RESPIRATION
    gas exchange between the atmospheric air in the alveoli and blood in the capillaries.
  22. SYSTOLIC PRESSURE
    highest point of pressure on arterial walls when the ventricles contract.
  23. TACHYCARDIA
    rapid heart rate
  24. TACHYPNEA
    rapid rate of breathing
  25. VITAL SIGNS
    body temp, pulse, respiration rates, and BP.  aka cardinal signs.

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