MAI140 Ch 4

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MAI140 Ch 4
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2010-12-03 16:41:51
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Vital Signs: Key Terms: Temperature
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  1. Without fever; the body temperature is normal.
    Afebrile
  2. An agent that reduces fever.
    Antipyretic
  3. The armpit.
    Axilla
  4. A temperature scale on which the freezing point of water is 0 degrees and the boiling point of water is 100 degrees.
    Celsius scale
  5. The transfer of energy, from one object to another.
    Conduction
  6. The transfer of energy, such as heat, through air currents.
    Convection
  7. A sudden falling of an elevated body temperature to normal.
    Crisis
  8. An agent used to destroy disease-producing microorganisms but not necessarily their spores (usually tied to inanimate objects).
    Disinfectant
  9. A temperature scale on which the freeing point of water is 32 degrees and the boiling point of water is 212 degrees.
    Fahrenheit scale
  10. Pertaining to fever.
    Febrile
  11. The midline fold that connects the undersurface of the tongue with the floor of the mouth.
    Frenulum linguae
  12. A body temperature that is above normal.
    Fever (pyrexia)
  13. An extremely high fever.
    Hyperpyrexia
  14. A vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, and fatigue often marking the onset of a disease and continuing through the course of the illness.
    Malaise
  15. The transfer of energy, such as heat, in the form of waves.
    Radiation

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