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afebrile

without fever

apnea

without respirations

arrhythmia

irregular heart rythm

bradycardia

pulse rate under 60 beats per minute

bradypnea

slow respiratory rate, below 10 per minute

Cheyne-Stokes

abnormal breathing pattern; periods of dyspnea and apnea

cyanosis

bluish discoloration of the skin

diastolic

pressure within the walls of arteries when the left ventricle is at rest

dyspnea

difficulty breathing

febrile

elevated body temperature, above 101 F (38.3 C)

hyperopia

defect in near vision; farsightedness

hypertension

high blood pressure

hyperthermia

rectal temperature above 104 F (40 C)

hypotension

low blood pressure

hypothermia

rectal temperature below 95 F (35 C)

myopia

defect in distant vision; nearsighedness

OD

abbreviation for right eye

OS

abbreviation for left eye

OU

abbreviation for both eyes

orthopnea

severe dyspnea; requires breathing sitting or standing

pyrexia

fever

rales

bubbling or noisy respirations caused by fluid or mucous in the air passages

rhythm

regularity of the pulse, space between the beats (regular or irregular)

systole

pressure within the walls of arteries when the left ventricle is contracting

tachycardia

pulse rate above 100 beats per minute (except in children)

tachypnea

rapid, shallow respiration, over 25 per minute

volume

strength of the pulse (strong, weak, thread, bounding)

wheezing

difficult breathing with a high pitched whistling