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absence of breathing
Abnormal heart rhythm
slow heart rate, usually below 60 beats per minute
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
an irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity
patterns of activity or behavior that follow daynight cycles
Elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason; sometimes called primary hypertension.
pertaining to fever
internal adaptation and change in response to environmental factors
high blood pressure
deep breathing usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
low blood pressure
pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped
a condition in which an individual must sit or stand to breathe comfortably
orthostatic (postural) hypotension
temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position
inflammation 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
the difference between systolic and 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 (pacemaker)
instrument used to measure breathing
characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound.
abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
respirations that are rapid and shallow; hyperventilation
Describes a pulse that is scarcely perceptible.