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FIXATIVE
A SUBSTANCE USED TO HARDEN AND PRESERVE SPECIMENS.
HYPOXIA
DECREASED AMOUNT OF OXYGEN REACHING THE BODY CELLS.
RESPIRATION
THE PROCESS OF BREATHING; THE INSPIRATION AND EXPIRATION OF AIR INVOLVING THE MUSCLES OF THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN.
BRADYCARDIA
ABNORMALLY SLOW HEART RATE (UNDER 60 BEATS/MINUTES)
ANOXIA
LACK OF OXYGEN OR ABSENCE OF OXYGEN.
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG, ECG)
RECORD OF ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF THE HEART.
CHEYNE-STOKES
ALTERNATING CYCLES OF HYPERPNEA AND APNEA, OFTEN SEEN IN CRITICALLY ILL OR UNCONSCIOUS PATIENTS.
TACHYCARDIA
HEART RATE CONSISTENTLY ABOVE NORMAL (OVER 100 BEATS/MINUTE)
A.M. ADMISSIONS
PATIENTS ENTERING THE HOSPITAL THE MORNING OF SURGERY.
AMBULATORY SURGERY
SURGICAL CARE PERFORMED WITHOUT OVERNIGHT HOSPITALIZATION.
CULTURE
A GROWTH OF LIVING MATERIAL AND MICROORGANISMS IN A PREPARED MEDIA.
110-130 BEATS PER MINUTE
AVERAGE PULSE RATE FOR AN INFANT.
FROZEN SECTION
A PIECE OF TISSUE OR ORGAN QUICKLY FROZEN AND THEN CUT INTO A THIN SLICE WHICH CAN BE STUDIED MICROSCOPICALLY.
PREOPERATIVE HOLDING AREA
DESIGNATED ROOM OR AREA WHERE PATIENTS WAIT PRIOR TO BEING ADMITTED TO THE OPERATING ROOM.
HYPOTHERMIA
BELOW NORMAL BODY TEMPERATURE.
PULSE PRESSURE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYSTOLIS AND DIASTOLIC PRESSURE.
SUFFOCATION
ANY STOPPAGE OF RESPIRATIONS CAUSED BY STRANGULATION, ASPIRATION OF FOREIGN OBJECT, OR DROWNING.
BLOOD PRESSURE
FORCE THE BLOOD EXERTS AGAINST AN ARTERY WALL AS THE HEART BEATS.
FORMALIN
AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION OF 37% FORMALDEHYDE WITH METHANOL ADDED; COMMONLY USED AS A PRESERVATIVE ON SPECIMENS.
INTERMITTENT FEVER
FEVER THAT ALTERNATES BETWEEN ELEVATED AND NORMAL OR SUBNORMAL BODY TEMPERATURES.
DYSPNEA
PAINFUL,DIFFICULT, LABORED BREATHING.
REMITTENT FEVER
FEVER THAT ALTERNATELY RISES AND DROPS, BUT WHICH HAS NO INTERVAL OF NORMAL BODY TEMPERATURE.
HYPERPNEA
INCREASED RATE AND/OR DEPTH OF RESPIRATIONS.
SPECIMEN
ANT TISSUE, FLUID, OR FOREIGN BODY REMOVED FROM A PATIENT.
BRONCHIAL WASHINGS
CELLS COLLECTED FROM ONE OR BOTH BRONCHI BY IRRIGATION.
PATIENT ADVOCATE
ASSISTING PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH THEIR NEED FOR INFORMATIONAND ASSISTANCE IN COPING WITH THE SURGICAL EXPERIENCE.
PULSE DEFICIT
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PULSE COUNTS TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY AT TWO SITES, USUALLY RADIAL AND APICAL PULSES.
ASPHYXIA
INCREASED CO2 AND DECREASED O2 IN THE BODY AS A RESULT OF SOME INTERFERENCE WITH RESPIRATIONS.
NURSING PROCESS
PLANNED PROCESS OF INTERGRATED STEPS WHICH INCLUDES: ASSESMENT, PLANNING, INTERVENTION, AND EVALUATION.
EUPNEA
REFERS TO ORDINARY QUIET RESPIRATIONS MADE WITHOUT OBVIOUS EFFORT.
RALES
BUBBLING OR RATTLING SOUNDS CAUSED BY MUCUS IN THE AIR PASSAGES AS IN BRONCHITIS OR PNEUMONIA.
PATHOLOGY
THE STUDY OF DISEASES.
DIASTOLIC PRESSURE
PRESSURE AT ITS LOWEST WHEN THE HEART IS RELAXED.
NURSING DIAGNOSIS
CLASSIFYING PATIENT DATA COLLECTED TO FOCUS ON CARE NEEDED.
FEBRILE
FEVERISH; PRETAINING TO FEVER.
ORTHOPNEA
BREATHING POSSIBLE ONLY WHEN PERSON SITS OR STANDS IN AN ERECT POSITION.
SMEAR
MATERIAL SPREAD THINLY ON A SURFACE SUCH AS A SLIDE WHICH CAN BE STUDIED MICROSCOPICALLY.
ARRHYTHMIA
UNEVEN INTERVALS BETWEEN PULSE OR HEARTBEATS.
APNEA
CESSATION OF BREATHING OR LACK OF BREATHING.
PULSE
BEAT OF THE HEART AS FELT THROUGH THE WALLS OF THE ARTERIES.