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describes a pulse that feels full because of increased power of cardiac contractions or as a result of increase blood volume.
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
a progressive and irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity.
elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason; sometimes called primary hypertension.
abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension.
temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position.
condition in which the radial pulse is less than the apical pulse; may indicate peripheral vascular abnormality.
abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration that indicate airway obstruction by thick secretions or spasms.
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