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13 Cards in this Set

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significant decrease in blood pressure that results when a person moves from a lying or sitting position
orthostatic hypotension
resp. rate > 24 beats per minute
the lower BP measurement which reflects the pressure consistently exerted within the arterial system during the period of ventricular RELAXATION
diastolic pressure
the higher BP measurement; reflects pressure within the arterial system during the period of ventricular CONTRACTION
systolic pressure
the difference between apical pulse rate and peripheral pulse rate that results in a lack of peripheral perfusion
pulse deficit
difficulty breathing while lying down
the force exerted by blood against the vessel walls
blood pressure
the difference between systolic pressure and diastolic pressure
pulse pressure
exchange of gases between the atmosphere and the lungs
external respiration
breathing characterized by periods of apnea alternating with periods of dyspnea
Chenye-Stokes respirations
flexion of the foot and toes TOWARD the SOLE
plantar flexion
_____ muscle contractions cause a change in muscle length (walking, aerobics, etc)
_____ or _____ exercises involve tightening or tensing of muscles without moving body parts; they increase muscle tension but do not change the length of muscle fibers
isometric static