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5 Matching questions

  1. pyrexia
  2. vasoconstriction
  3. nonshivering thermogenesis
  4. diastolic pressure
  5. red blood cell count
  1. a occurs primarily in neonates. Because neonates cannot shiver, a limited amount of vascular brown adipose tissue present at birth can be metabolized for heat production
  2. b narrowing of surface blood vessels; reduces heat loss
  3. c pertaining to diastole, or the blood pressure at the instant of maximum cardiac relaxation
  4. d abnormal elevation of the temperature of the body above 37 C (98.6 F) because of disease; same as fever
  5. e complete blood count measures red blood cell count, volume of red blood cells, and concentration of hemoglobin, which reflects patient's blood capacity to carry O2

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a slow heart rate, less than 60 beats per minute in adults
  2. substance or procedure that reduces fever
  3. secretion of sweat, especially profuse secretion associated with an elevated body temperature, physical exertion, or emotional stress
  4. situation in which body temperature exceeds the set point
  5. pertaining to or characterized by an elevated body temperature

5 True/False questions

  1. hypothermiasituation in which body temperature exceeds the set point


  2. pulse deficitcondition that exists when the radial pulse is less than the ventricular rate as auscultated at the apex or seen on an electrocardiogram. The condition indicates a lack of peripheral perfusion for some of the heart contractions.


  3. tachycardiaan abnormally elevated heart rate, more than 100 beats per minute in adults


  4. apical pulseheartbeat as listened to with the bell or diaphragm of a stethoscope placed on the apex of the heart


  5. tachypneacessation of airflow through the nose and mouth