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Ch. 9 Vital Signs

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apical
a term referring to a pulse site
antecubital
a term referring to the bend of the elbow
assess
to evaluate
ausculate
to listen to sounds using a stethoscope
axillary
a method of taking body temperature through the armpit
blood pressure
the amount of force and tension on the arteries
brachial
a pulse site located at the bend of the elbow
febrile
feverish
intercostal space
space between the ribs
meniscus
the upper surface of a liquid
oral
a method of taking body temperature through the mouth
palpate
a pulse from the first two fingers
popliteal
a term referring to a pulse site at the knee
pulse
a wave of blood flow by the heart
radial
a term of the pulse site at the wrist
rectal
method of measuring temperature through the rectum
respiration
the act of breathing
rhythm
the pattern of heartbeats
sphygmomanometer
instrument used to measure blood pressure
stethoscope
instrument used to detect sounds produced by the body
temperature
measurement of heat from the body
vital signs
indicators of events that occur in the body
diastolic blood pressure
blood pressure during resting phase
systolic blood pressure
blood pressure during contraction phase
tympanic
method of taking body temperature by the ear canal, associated with the eardrum