Ch4 Keyterms

Ch4 Keyterms - Term Definition apical pulse Heartbeat as...

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Term: apical pulse Definition: Heartbeat as measured with the bell or disk of the stethoscope placed over the apex of the heart; represents the actual beating of the heart. Most authentic of all pulses. Term: ausculate Definition: listen for sounds within the body to evaluate the condition of heart, lungs, pleura, intestines, or other organs or to detect fetal heart tones Term: Blood Pressure Definition: Pressure exerted by the circulating volume of blood on the arterial walls, veins, and chambers of the heart. Term: bradycardia Definition: if pulse is slower than 60 beats per minute, the patient
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Term: bradypnea Definition: A slow respiratory rate of fewer than 12 breaths per minute. Term: Cheyne-Stokes respirations Definition: are an abnormal pattern of respiration characterized by alternating periods of apnea and deep, rapid breathing. The periods of apnea increase as time goes on Term: diastolic pressure Definition: The second number recorded in the blood pressure reading; represents the
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