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PLTW Vital Signs
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The application of the principles of the natural sciences to clinical medicine.
The force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. Measured in systolic and diastolic.
Blood pressure that is taken when the heart is in between beats.
A measure of cardiac activity usually expressed as the number of beats per minute.
The ability of your body to adjust to a balance in order to function properly.
High Blood Pressure
Abnormally low body temperature.
The rhythmic expansion and recoil of arteries resulting from heart contraction.
Blood pressure that is taken when the heart is at work.
Measurements of the body's most basic functions and useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems.
Overheating of the body.