Theory 1

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Theory 1
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  1. oxygen deficiency; a reduction of oxygen in the tissues can lead to deep respirations, cyanosis, increased pulse rate, and impairment of coordination.
    anoxia
  2. temporary cessation of breathing; absence of spontaneous respirations
    apnea
  3. listening for sounds produced within the body; may be performed directly or with a stethoscope
    ausculation
  4. unusually slow heartbeat evidenced by slowing of the pulse rate
    bradycardia
  5. the temperature of the deep tissues of the body; remains relatively constant; contrasts wit hbody surface temperature, which rises and falls in response to environment
    core temperature
  6. the phase of the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions and the two ventricles are dilated by the blood flowing into them;
    diastole-diastolic pressure is the lowest blood pressure
  7. pertaining to or occuring during the daytime or period of light
    diurnal
  8. systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg or greater and diastolic blood pressure of 90 mmHg or greater
    hypertension
  9. higher than normal body temp
    hyperthermia
  10. lower than normal body temperature
    hypothermia
  11. the sounds heard during the determination of blood pressure; sounds originating within the blood passing through the vessels or produced by vibratory motion of the arterial wall
    korotkoff sounds
  12. normal tension or tone; of or pertaining to having normal blood pressure
    normotensive
  13. the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure; normally 40 mmHg
    pulse pressure
  14. an abnormal elevation of the body temperature above 98.6 degrees F
    pyrexia
  15. instrument used to hear and amplify the sounds produced by the heart, lungs and other internal organs
    stethoscope
  16. the contraction or period of contraction of the heart, especially the ventricles during which blood is forced into the aorta and the pulmonary artery
    systole-systolic pressure is the highest or greatest pressure
  17. unusually fast heartbeat, at a rate greater than 100 beats per minute
    tachycardia

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