FundamentalsCH22

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FundamentalsCH22
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  1. Define:

    Palpatations
    Touching with the hands and feeling with the fingers.
  2. Define:

    turgor
    Normal tension of a cell; swelling, distention; elastic condition of skin.

    elasticity of the skin
  3. Define:

    lordosis
    Exaggerated lumbar curve.
  4. Define:

    lesion
    damaged tissue
  5. Define:

    nystagmus
    involuntary, rapid, rhythmic moment of the eyeball
  6. Define:

    olfaction
    smelling
  7. Define:

    percussion
    light, quick tapping on the body surface to produce sound
  8. Define:

    quadrant
    quarter

    divided into four quarters, each is a quadrant
  9. Define:

    scoliosis
    Pronounced lateral curvature of the spine
  10. Define:

    tremors
    Involuntary fine movement of the body or limbs.
  11. Define:

    vesicular sounds
    Soft, rustling sounds heard in the periphery of the lung fields
  12. Define:

    adventitious sounds
    Abnormal lung sounds elicited upon auscultation of the lungs during assessment
  13. Define:

    auscultation
    Listening for sounds produced within the body, usually with a stethoscope.
  14. Define:

    bronchovesicular sounds
    Those lung sounds heard over the central chest or back
  15. Define:

    edema
    Fluid in interstitial spaces
  16. Define:

    kyphosis
    Increased curve in the thoracic spine

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