begins abruptly with marked intensity
making an evaluation or appraisal of a patient's condition
listening to sounds produced by the body
high pitched loud rushing bowel sounds
abnormal swishing sounds heard over organs, glands or arteries
Disease develops slowly and persist over long periods
fluid in the bronchioles and alveoli heard as crackling or bubbling on inspiration
any disturbance of a stucture or function of the body
removal of fluids from a body cavity or wound.
percussion over a dense organ produces a thudlike sound
fluid cells or other substances coming through pores or breaks in the skin
percussion over a muscle causing a soft high pitched flat sound
invasion of microorganisms
protective response of body tissues to irritation, injury or invasion by germs
level of consciousness
abnormal growth of new tissue
signs seen by the nurse
symptoms perceived by the patient
use of hands and sense of touch to gather information
use of fingertips to tap the body's surfact to produce vibration and sound
seen heard measured or felt
pain, nausea, any sensation described by the patient
a vibrating sensation along an artery
Elasticity of the skin
drumlike sound over a hollow organ
sounds produced by movement of air through narrowed passages in the traceobronchial tubes
high pitched musical wheezes
low pitched coarse gurgling or snoring
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