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pulse rate
number of beats/min; varies with age
tachycardia
over 100 beats/min
bradycardia
less than 60 beats/min
pulse rhythm
pattern of your heart beat
pulse force
the pressure exerted (strong/weak, etc.)
pulse deficit
subtract radial from apical
respirations
breathing in and out
one respiration
one full breath in, one full one out
expiration
exhaling
inspiration
inhaling
blood pressure
amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery
orthostatichypotension
sudden drop in blood pressure
hypertension
above normal BP
hypotension
below normal BP
febrile
when a client's temperature is above 100.4 or 38.0
afebrile
a temperature within normal range
tachypnea
fast breathing
dyspnea
slow breathing
apnea
inability to breathe
cheyne-stokes respiration
irregular breathing pattern w/ a period of apnea followed by deep, labored breathing that becomes shallow and then returns to apnea
shock
a condition that occurs when too little oxygen and nutrients reach the body's cells, tissues, and organs
systolic blood pressure
the pressure exerted on the arteries during the contraction phase of the heartbeat
diastolic BP
the pressure exerted on the arteries during the relaxation phase of the heartbeat
hypothermia
low body temperature
hyperthermia
greatly increased temperature
arteries
carry blood away from heart
capillaries
one of the minute vessels connecting arterioles and venules
veins
a vessel through which blood passes from various organs or parts back to the heart