Nursing terms

  1. diaphoretic
    Diaphoresis is the medical term used to describe excessive, abnormal sweating in relation to your environment and activity level. It tends to affect your entire body rather than a part of your body. This condition is also sometimes called secondary hyperhidrosis
  2. pyrexia
    raised body temperature; fever.
  3. Tachycardia
    Tachycardia is the medical term for a heart rate over 100 beats per minute.
  4. Hypotension
    Hypotension is low blood pressure. Your blood pushes against your arteries with each heartbeat. And the pushing of the blood against the artery walls is called blood pressure. Having a lower blood pressure is good in most cases (less than 120/80). But low blood pressure can sometimes make you feel tired or dizzy.
  5. Contraindicated
    (of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.
  6. Hyperkalemia
    Hyperkalemia is the medical term that describes a potassium level in your blood that's higher than normal. Potassium is a chemical that is critical to the function of nerve and muscle cells, including those in your heart. Your blood potassium level is normally 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)
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Nursing terms
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