Patient Data

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afebrile

without fever

apenea

without respirations

arrhytmia

irregular heart rhythm

bradycardia

pulse rate under 60 beats per minute

bradypena

slow respiratory rate below 10 per minute

Cheyne-Stokes

abnormal breathing pattern : periods of dyspena and apena

cyanosis

bluish discoloration of the skin

diastolic

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

dyspena

difficulty breathing

febrile

elevated body temperature, above 101F (38.3C)

hyperopia

defect in near vision: farsightedness

OD

abbreviation for the right eye

OS

abbreviation for the 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 (reqular or irregular)

systole

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

tachycardia

pulse rate above 100 beats per minute (except children)

tachypena

rapid, shallow respiration, over 25 per minute

volume

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

wheezing

difficult breathing with a high-pitched whistling

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