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term used to describe a pulse that feels full because of increased power of cardiac contraction or as a result of increased blood volume
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
a progressive, irreversible lung condition that results in diminished lung capacity
elevated blood pressure of unknown cause that develops for no apparent reason; sometimes called primary hypertension
internal adaptation and change in response to environmental factors; multiple functions that attempt to keep the bodys functions in balance
abnormally prolonged and deep breathing, usually associated with acute anxiety or emotional tension
a temporary fall in blood pressure when a person rapidly changes from a recumbent position to a standing position
abnormal rumbling sounds on expiration, which indicate airway obstruction by thick secretions or spasms
an elevated blood pressure resulting from another condition, typically kidney disease
a high pitched sound heard on expiration; it indicates obstruction or narrowing of respiratory passages
measurements including height, weight and other body measurements such as fat composition and head and chest circumferences
has great fluctuation but never returns to the average range; constant fever with fluctuating levels
Fever of Unknown Origin
a fever over 100.9 F for 3 weeks in adults and 1 week in children without a known diagnosis; FUO
sounds are heard through the stethoscope, and gauge readings are taken when the systolic and diastolic sounds are heard
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