Ch. 9 Vital Signs

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24 terms · Medical Occupations CAMS

apical

a term referring to a pulse site

antecubital

a term referring to the bend of the elbow

assess

to evaluate

ausculate

to listen to sounds using a stethoscope

axillary

a method of taking body temperature through the armpit

blood pressure

the amount of force and tension on the arteries

brachial

a pulse site located at the bend of the elbow

febrile

feverish

intercostal space

space between the ribs

meniscus

the upper surface of a liquid

oral

a method of taking body temperature through the mouth

palpate

a pulse from the first two fingers

popliteal

a term referring to a pulse site at the knee

pulse

a wave of blood flow by the heart

radial

a term of the pulse site at the wrist

rectal

method of measuring temperature through the rectum

respiration

the act of breathing

rhythm

the pattern of heartbeats

sphygmomanometer

instrument used to measure blood pressure

stethoscope

instrument used to detect sounds produced by the body

temperature

measurement of heat from the body

vital signs

indicators of events that occur in the body

diastolic blood pressure

blood pressure during resting phase

systolic blood pressure

blood pressure during contraction phase

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