CHAPTER 9 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
Metabolism that can proceed only in the presence of oxygen.
Slow, shallow, irregular respirations or occasional gasping breaths; sometimes seen in
CHAPTER 11 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
The preferred method to dislodge a severe airway obstruction in adults and children; also
called the Heimlich maneuver.
Advanced life support (ALS)
Advanced lifesaving procedures,
CHAPTER 6 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
Persons who are 12 to 18 years of age
A bond between an infant and his or her parent or caregiver in which the infant is
repeatedly rejected and develops an isolated
CHAPTER 18 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
A substance that causes an allergic reaction.
The bodies exaggerated immune response to an internal or surface agent.
Anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock)
An extreme, life-threaten
CHAPTER 22 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
Arterial air embolism
Air bubbles in the arterial blood vessels.
An impact on the body by objects that cause injury without penetrating soft tissues or
internal organs and cavities.
CHAPTER 16 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
A condition of sudden onset of pain within the abdomen, usually indicating peritonitis;
immediate medical or surgical treatment is necessary.
Inflammation of the appendix.
CHAPTER 24 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
Loss or damage of the superficial layer of skin as a result of a body part rubbing or
scraping across a rough or hard surface.
An injury in which part of the body is completely severed.
CHAPTER 28 VITAL VOCAB + ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
Closed abdominal injury
An injury in which there is soft-tissue damage inside the body but the skin remains intact.
The displacement of organs outside of the body.
The posterior region