An age related decreased ability to focus on near objects
Clouding of the lens
Accumulation of fluid inside the eye that exerts pressure on the optic nerve, eventually causing blindness
A gradual loss of acute, central, and color vision in the elderly
Ringing in the ears
Infection of the middle ear
Chronic disease of the inner ear
Difficulty hearing normal conversations
Inability to hear high frequency sounds
Being perplexed or disconcerted
An acute mental disturbance characterized by confused thinking and disrupted attention usually accompanied by disordered speech and hallucinations
Usuallly a progressive condition marked by deteriorated cognitive functioning of ten accompanied by emotional apathy(e.g. Alzheimer's disease). also has a poor prognosis
Psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder characterized by sadness, inactivity , difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidaltendencies.
A state of mind in which the person copes with an adjusts to the stresses of everyday living by behaving in ways acceptable to society.
Unconscious reactions that block unpleasant or threatening feelings
A disturbance in the ability to cope or adjust to stress; behavior and function are impaired
A vague, uneasy feeling in response to stress
A response or change in the body caused by an emotional, physical, social or economic factor
paralysis characterized by motor or sensory loss in the lower limbs and trunk
paralysis of the arms, legs and trunk of the body below the level of an associated injury to the spinal cord.
paralysis of one side of the body
yellowish color to the skin and eyes
total or partial removal of an extremity, which is considered a surgical reconstructive procedure.
is the replacement of a missing body part by an artificial substitute.
giving insufficient attention, respect and care to someone who has a claim to that attention.
A disturbance of the metabolism of carbohydrates and the use of glucose by the body
low sugar in the blood
High sugar in the blood
a new growth of abnormal cells
type of tumor that does not usually cause death
Type of tumor, cancerous and death can occur if not trated or controlled
condition in which there is a depression of cerebral function ranging from stupor to coma
signs necessary to life that are used to evaluate a patient's condtion(e.g. temperature, respiratory rate, pulse and blood pressure), any level of pain can influence vital signs and is included with the assessment.
A measure of the amount of heat below the skin and the subcutaneous tissues
Elevated body temperature
Body temperature below the normal range
body temperature above the normal range
Regular, recurrent expansion and contraction of an artery produced by waves of pressure caused when the heart beats. The sensasion can be felt when the fingertipes lightly compress an artery against an underlying bone
An abnormally paid heartbeat; above 100 bpm in adults
an abnormally slow heartbeat; below 60 bpm in adults
A weak and rapid pulse
An unusually strong pulse
A pulse with irregular rhythm
The exchange of gases between the atmosphere, blood and body cells
The act of taking air into the lungs
The act of expelling air out of the lungs
Labored or difficult breathing
Absence of breathing
Excessively rapid breathing
A measurement that consists of one inhalation and one exhalation
The Force tat circulating blood exerts against the arterial walls as the heart contracts and relaxes
The unit of measure for BP
millimeters of mercury(mm Hg)
The peak pressure exerted on the arterial walls during ventricular contraction at which point, the left is emptied. This is the last blood pressure sound you will hear
The pressure exerted on the arterial walls during ventricular relaxation at which point, the left ventricle is filled with blood. This is the last blood pressure sound you will hear.
The flow of blood through tissues, providing them with oxygen and nutrients, and removing waste products
Abnormally low blood pressure; may cause insufficient perfusion of internal organs
Abnormally high blood pressure; may cause rupture of the arteries and destruction of organs.
B/P stands for what?
C stands for what?
DBP stands for what?
Diastolic blood pressure
F stands for what?
(mm Hg) stands for what?
millimeters of mercury
P stands for what?
R stands for what?
RR stands for what
SBP stands for what?
systolic blood pressure
T stands for what?
VS stands for what?
Long, slender bulb that is color-coded on the end opposite the bulbe in the color blue
Oral glass thermometer
A short, stubby bulb that is color-coeded on the end opposite the bulb in the color red
Rectal glass thermometer