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ventilation rate that is greater than metabolically necessary, potentially leading to alkalosis.
hyperventilation
abnormally low blood pressure resulting ininadequate tissue profusion and oxygenation.
hypotension
decrease in respiraton rate with shallow depth of respiration.
hypoventilation
difficulty breathing in any position other than an upright position.
orthopnea
without fever
afebrile
pertaining to the apex of the heart. A site for measuring heart rate with a stethoscope.
apical
cessation or absence of normal spontaneous breathing.
apnea
deviation from the normal pattern or rhythm of the heartbeat.
arrhythmia
also, flat, horizontal line that separates the various waves of the ECG cycle.
baseline
slow, but regular heartbeat. (below 60 beats per minute)
bradycardia
abnormally slowed respiratory rate.
bradypnea
regular pattern of irregular breathing rate often seen in children or may be seen in brain dysfunction.
cheyne-stokes
one component of blood pressure measurment representing the lowest amount of pressure exerted during the cardiac cycle; the force exerted on the arterial walls during cardiac relaxation.
diastole
shortness of breath or labored/difficult breathing.
dyspnea
chronic pulmonary disease characterized by dilated and damaged alveoli.
emphysema
normal breathing
eupnea
having a fever
febrile
of the tongue, a fold of mucus membrane located under the tongue attaching the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
frenulum
blood pressure that is consistently above normal.
hypertension
increased respiratory rate and depth as seen in exercise, pain, fever, and hysteria.
hyperpnea
lack of color, paleness
pallor
inflamation of the inner ear or labyrinth
labyrinthitis
yellow discolorization of the skin
jaundice
a type of drape with an opening
fenestrated drape
blue discoloration of the skin
(abnormal amounts of ruduced hemoglobin in the blood)
cyanosis
defective muscular coordination
ataxia
sound of venous or arterial origin heard on auscltation
bruits
insertion of a catheter tube into the body for drainage of fluids or to put fluids into the body
catheterization
ringing or buzzing sound in the ear
tinnitus
the sensation of moving around in space
(dizziness, lightheadedness)
vertigo
skin disorder
(white spots on the skin)
vitiligo
correspondence in shape, size, and position of body parts on opposites of the body
symmetry
tissue thickening
(hardening of the skin)
scleroderma
discharge of pus from the gums, around teeth
pyorrhea
hormone secreted by the trophoblast after fertilization of the ovum
human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG)
x-ray of uterus and fallopian tubes using a contrast medium
hysterosalpingogram
mucous gland located near the vaginal opening at the base of the labia majora
bartholin gland
a biopsy of the uterine cervix using an instrument, the end of which is a punch
cervical punch biopsy
visual examination of the tissues of the cervix and vagina using a colposcope
colposcopy
the destruction of tissue by application of extreme cold, silver nitrate, and carbon dioxide
cryosurgery
complication of pregnancy that includes general edema, hypertension, proteinuria, and convulsions
eclampsia
tissue that resembles the endometrium invades various locations in the pelvic cavity and elsewhere
endometriosis
period of development from fertilization to birth
gestation
total number of pregnancies a woman has had regardless of duration, including a present one
gravidy