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College Skills Lab: PN 101Vital Signs and Pain Terminology1.Apical pulserepresents the actual beating of the heart, most authentic of all pulse.2.Arrhythmiaa condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormalrhythm3.Apneaabsence of breathing4.Auscultate/AuscultationThe listening of sound within the body, to elevate thecondition of the heart, lungs, pleura, or other organs.5.AxillaUnderarm area or armpit6.Bradycardiaheart rate slower rate than 60 beats per minute7.Bradypneaa slow respiratory rate of fewer than 12 breaths per minute8.Capillary refillthe time taken for colortoreturnto anexternalcapillary bedafterpressureisappliedtocauseblanching.9.Carotid pulsePulse felt over the carotid artery, which lies between the larynx and thesternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck; frequently used to assess effectiveness ofcardiac massage during cardiopulmonary resuscitation10.Cheyne-Stokes respirationsan abnormal pattern of respiration characterized byalternate periods of apnea and deep, rapid breathing11.Constrict abnormalclosing or reduction in the size of an opening or passage of thebody.12.ContraindicationsA contraindication is a specific situation in which a drug, procedure,or surgery should not be used because it may be harmful to the person.
13.Cyanosis: slightly bluish, gray, slate like, or dark purple discoloration of the skinresulting from the presence of abnormally reduced amount of oxygenated hemoglobinin the blood14.Dilatemake or become wider15.

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