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Chapter 30 Vocabulary
absence or cessation of breathing.
irregular heart rhythm.
describes a pulse that feels full because of increased power of cardiac contractions or as a result of increase blood volume.
a slower heart beat; a pulse below 60 beats per minute.
respriations that are regular in rhythm but slower than a normal rate.
A waxy secretion in the ear canal; commonly called ear wax.
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
a progressive and irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity.
patterns of activity or behavior that follow day-night cycles.
Difficult or painful breathing.
elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason; sometimes called primary hypertension.
pertaining to an elevated body temperature.
internal adaptation and change in response to environmental factors.
increase in the depth of breathing.
high blood pressure
abnormally prolonged and deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension.
blood pressure that is below normal.
pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped
condition in which individual must sit or stand to breath comfortably.
temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position.
inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal.
pertaining to an area that is outside or away from an organ or structure.
condition in which the radial pulse is less than the apical pulse; may indicate peripheral vascular abnormality.
difference between the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure.
abnormal or crackling breath sounds during inspiration.
abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration that indicate airway obstruction by thick secretions or spasms.
elevated blood pressure resulting from another condition.
irregular heartbeat originating in the sinoatrial node.
instrument that measures the volume of inhaled and exhaled air.
describes a strenuous respiratory effort that has a snoring sound.
fainting; a brief lapse in consciousness.
rapid but regular heart rate exceeding 100 beats per minutes
respirations that are rapid and shallow; hyperventilation.
describes a pulse that is scarcely perceptible.