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5 Matching Questions

  1. hypertension
  2. hyperthermia
  3. vital signs
  4. fever
  5. tachycardia
  1. a elevation in the hypothalamic set point, so that body temperature is regulated at a higher level
  2. b temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and pain
  3. c disorder characterized by an elevated blood pressure persistently exceeding 120/80 mm Hg
  4. d situation in which body temperature exceeds the set point
  5. e an abnormally elevated heart rate, more than 100 beats per minute in adults

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. thermometer which relies on thermal radiation from the ear canal, tympanic membrane, axilla, and temporal artery to measure body temperature
  2. normal respirations that are quiet, effortless, and rhythmical
  3. pertaining to diastole, or the blood pressure at the instant of maximum cardiac relaxation
  4. measured in a complete blood count
  5. abnormal lowering of body temperature below 35 C, or 95 F , usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. systolic pressurepertaining to or resulting from ventricular contraction


  3. red blood cell countcomplete blood count measures red blood cell count, volume of red blood cells, and concentration of hemoglobin, which reflects patient's blood capacity to carry O2


  4. hemoglobinmeasured in a complete blood count


  5. afebrilewithout fever


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