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5 Matching questions

  1. Apical-radial pulse
  2. Hypotension
  3. Basal metabolic rate
  4. Korotkoff's sounds
  5. Hypertension
  1. a (BMR) the rate of energy utilization in the body required to maintain essential activities such as breathing
  2. b an abnormally high blood pressure; over 140 mm Hg systolic and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic
  3. c a series of five sounds produced by blood within the artery with each ventricular contraction
  4. d measurement of the apical beat and the radial pulse at the same time
  5. e an abnormally low blood pressure; less than 100 mm Hg systolic in an adult

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the wave of blood within an artery that is created by contraction of the left ventricle of the heart
  2. the occurrence short febrile periods of a few days interspersed with periods of 1 or 2 days of normal temperature
  3. the dispersion of heat by air currents
  4. abnormally fast respirations, usually more than 24 respirations per minute
  5. the transfer of heat from one molecule to another in direct contact

5 True/False questions

  1. Hyperventilationvery deep, rapid respirations


  2. Pulse rhythmthe pattern of the beats and intervals between the beats


  3. Respiratory rhythmthe proportion of red blood cells (erythrocytes) to the total blood volume


  4. Hyperpyrexia(hyperthermia, fever) a body temperature above the normal range


  5. Surface temperaturethe temperature of the skin, the subcutaneous