Card Set Information
Vital Signs Terms Respiration Terms
Vital Signs Terminology Respiration Terms
Absence of breathing.
Below average or slow respiratory rate.
A gradual increase and then gradual decrease in depth and rate of respirations followed by a period of apnea.
Difficulty or painful breathing.
Act of release of air.
Increase in respiratory rate and depth.
Abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension.
O2(oxygen) content in the blood below normal.
Act of intake of air.
Dyspnea so severe patient needs to sit up to breathe normally.
Exchange of gases (O2 and CO2). oxygen and carbon dioxide
Breathing accompanied by snores.
Noisy respirations with a harsh or crowing sound (as in croup).
Rapid respiratory rate.
Noisy respirations with a whistling sound.