Card Set Information
What is angina?
Pain associated with inadequate coronary blood flow
Forceful expiratory manuever designed to clear larger airways; most common complaint of PTs with lung disease
What is Diaphoresis?
What is dyspnea?
Shortness of breath perceived by PT
What is edema?
Excessive fluid in tissue
What does Fetid mean?
Having an offensive odor, stinky
Increase in body temperature resulting from disease
What does frothy mean?
of, like or having froth; foamy
What is Gastroesophageal reflux?
Symptoms produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus
Vomitting blood from stomach
Coughing up blood from the lungs
What are night sweats?
Diaphoresis at night
What is Orthodeoxia?
Hypoxemia associated with sitting upright
What is Orthopnea?
Shortness of breath in reclining position
What is Orthostatic hypotension?
A drop in blood pressure associated with standing or sitting up
What is Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
The sudden onset of shortness of breath during sleep
Mucus from the tracheobronchial tree
What is platypnea?
Shortness of breath in the upright position
What is sputum?
Secretions from the tracheobronchial tree that are expectorated through the mouth
What is Syncope?
Fainting or dizziness; often resulting from hypotension
What is trepopnea?
Better breathing associated with a certain position
What does tenacious mean?