MAI140 Ch 4-1

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DylansMom
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MAI140 Ch 4-1
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2010-12-03 16:50:57
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Vital Signs: Key Terms: Pulse
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  1. The space located at the front of the elbow.
    Antecubital space
  2. The major trunk of the arterial system of the body.
    Aorta
  3. A pulse with an increased volume that feels very strong and full.
    Bounding pulse
  4. An abnormally slow heart rate (below 60 beats per minute).
    Bradycardia
  5. An irregular rhythm.
    Dysrhythmia
  6. Between the ribs.
    Intercostal
  7. The time interval between heartbeats.
    Pulse rhythm
  8. The strength of the heartbeat.
    Pulse volume
  9. An abnormally fast heart rate (over 100 beats per minute).
    Tachycardia
  10. A pulse with a decreased volume that feels weak and thin.
    Thready pulse

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