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5 Matching Questions

  1. pulse deficit
  2. apical pulse
  3. tachycardia
  4. pyrexia
  5. systolic pressure
  1. a an abnormally elevated heart rate, more than 100 beats per minute in adults
  2. b abnormal elevation of the temperature of the body above 37 C (98.6 F) because of disease; same as fever
  3. c condition that exists when the radial pulse is less than the ventricular rate as auscultated at the apex or seen on an electrocardiogram. The condition indicates a lack of peripheral perfusion for some of the heart contractions.
  4. d heartbeat as listened to with the bell or diaphragm of a stethoscope placed on the apex of the heart
  5. e pertaining to or resulting from ventricular contraction

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. abnormally rapid rate of breathing
  2. secretion of sweat, especially profuse secretion associated with an elevated body temperature, physical exertion, or emotional stress
  3. normal respirations that are quiet, effortless, and rhythmical
  4. sound heard during the taking of blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope
  5. pertaining to diastole, or the blood pressure at the instant of maximum cardiac relaxation

5 True/False Questions

  1. vasoconstrictionthe mechanical movement of gases into and out of the lungs

          

  2. auscultatory gapdisappearance of sound when obtaining a blood pressure; typically occurs between the first and second Korotkoff sounds

          

  3. hyperthermiasituation in which body temperature exceeds the set point

          

  4. sphygmomanometerdevice for measuring the arterial blood pressure that consists of an arm or leg cuff with an air bladder connected to a tube and a bulb for pumping air into the bladder and a gauge for indicating the amount of air pressure being exerted against the artery; blood pressure cuff

          

  5. pulse pressurecondition that exists when the radial pulse is less than the ventricular rate as auscultated at the apex or seen on an electrocardiogram. The condition indicates a lack of peripheral perfusion for some of the heart contractions.

          

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