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Short period of apnea followed by gradually increasing rate and depth of repirations. Respirations gradually slow and become more shallow until another period of apnea is reached. May occur in sleep of an elderly but may be sign of illness of impending death.
a fever that stay about the same elevation all the time or returns to the same level about 4 hours after being treated.
sudden drop in blood pressure a person experiences when standing up suddenly
mechanisms the body uses to produce and conserve heat
metabolism, muscle activity, and constriction of superficial blood vessels.
mechanisms the body uses to to lose or reduce body heat
perspiration, elimination and, dialation of superficial blood vessels.
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