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a term used to describe a pulse that feels full because of increased power of cardiac contraction or as a result of increased blood volume
elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason
sometimes called primary hypertension
internal adaptation & change in response to enbironmental factors
multiple functions that attempt to keep the body's functions in balance
abnormally prolonged & deep breathing, usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
blood pressure that is below normal
systolic pressure below 90 mm Hg & diastolic pressure below 50 mm Hg
abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration, which indicate airway obstruction by thick secretions or spasms
an elevated blood pressure resulting from another condition, typically kidney disease
a high-pitched sound heard on expiration
it indicates obstruction or narrowing of respiratory passages
immunoglobulins produced by the immune system in response to bacteria, viruses, or other anti
pertaining to a disturbance in the immune system in which the body reacts against its own tissue. Examples of autoimmune disorders include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, & systemic lupus erythematosus
A liquid chemical that is capable of eliminating many of all pathogens but is not effective against bacterial spores
A substance that relieves or alleviates the symptoms of a disease without curing the disease
Pertaining to a disease-causing microorganism; a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease
The partial or completer disappearance of the clinical & subjective characteristics of a chronic or malignant disease
is a hospital-acquired infection
originating or taking place in a hospital, acquired in a hospital, especially in reference to an infection
Cleaning of contaminated articles or surfaces to reduce the number of microorganisms to a safe level as dictated in public health guidelines
Is the state of being free from disease causing contaminates
or preventing contact from microorganisms
is the freedom from infection or infectious material
a tissue reaction to injury or an antigen that may include pain, swelling, itching, redness, heat, and loss of function
Is the destruction of organisms after they leave the body, to prevent reinfection & cross infection
Is the complete destruction of organisms on instruments or equipment, that will enter the patients body
is a persistent infection in which the symptoms cycle through periods of relapse and remission (cold sores, herpes)
are caused by organisms that are nit typically pathogenic but that occur in hosts with an impaired immune system (pneumonia, oral Candidiasis)
any sustained, harmful alteration of the normal structure, function, or metabolism of an organism or cell
occurs when an antibiotic is used inappropriately to treat an infection, resulting in a change or mutation of the pathogenic organism that in some way reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of the drug
specialized clothing or equipment that prevents the healthcare worker from coming in contact with blood or other potentially infectious material, thereby preventing or minimizing the entry of infectious material into the body
rises & falls only slightly during a 24-hour-period
the temp consistently remains above the patient's average normal temp range & fluctuates less than 3 degrees
to provide for the exchange of oxygen & carbon dioxide among the atmosphere, the blood, & the body cells
an artery's ability to expand & contract to supply the body with a steady flow of blood
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