Chapter 33

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Chapter 33
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  1. Numerical measurement of heartbeats or respirations per minute; characteristic of measuring the pulse or respiration.
    Rate
  2. High-pitched sounds heard when bronchial tubes are narrowed by disease.
    Wheezes.
  3. Withour fever
    Afebrile
  4. Artery located behind the knee
    Popliteal artery.
  5. Area of the eardrum
    Tympanic
  6. Pulse rate of less than 0 beats per minute
    Bradycardia.
  7. Instrument used to measure blood pressure.
    Sphygmomanometer.
  8. Underarm area
    Axillary
  9. First measurable sound o blood pressure when the heart contracts
    Systolic pressure
  10. Measurement of blood pressure that is below the expected range for the patient's age group.
    Hypotension.
  11. Heartbeat that is taken with a stethoscope over the apex of the heart.
    Apical pulse.
  12. Systemic measurement of a person's temperature, pulse rate, respiration, and blood pressure.
    Vital signs
  13. Minimum ("resting") pressure of blood againgst arteries occuring late in ventricular resting of the heart.
    Diastolic pressure
  14. cycle of breathing including inspriation and expirtation in 1 minute
    Respiratory rate.
  15. Measurement of a wital sign that serves as a basis to which all subsequent measurements of that vital sign are compared
    Baseline
  16. Pulse rate greater than 100 beats per minute.
    tachycardia
  17. Act of taking a breath or breathing in; inhaling
    Inspiration
  18. Artery located in the upper arm
    Brachial artery
  19. Shrill sound heard on inspiration
    Stridor
  20. Artery located in the thigh
    Femoral artery
  21. Numbr of heartbeats per minute
    Pulse rate
  22. Artery located on both sides of the neck.
    Crotid artery
  23. Low-pitched sounds created as air goes through narrowed bronchi
    rhonchi
  24. Artery located in the foot
    Dorsalias pedis artery
  25. Breathing sounds of "tissue paper being crumpled" caused by fluid or secretios in the bronchus
    Rales
  26. Pulse felt in the wrist over the radius.
    Radial pulse.

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