MAI140 Ch 4-2
A thin-walled air sac of the lungs in which the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.
The temporary cessation of breathing.
An abnormal decrease in the respiratory rate of less than 10 respirations per minute.
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes first observed in the nailbeds and lips.
Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing.
The act of breathing out.
An abnormal increase in the rate and depth of breathing.
An abnormally fast and deep type of breathing usually associated with acute anxiety conditions.
An abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration.
A decrease in the oxygen saturation of the blood. May lead to hypoxia.
A reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body.
The act of breathing in.
The condition in which breathing is easier when an individual is in a standing or sitting position.
A computerized device consisting of a probe and monitor used to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood.
The use of a pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood.
Abbreviation for the percentage of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen in the arterial blood.
Abbreviation for the percentage of hemoglobin that is saturated with oxygen in arterial blood as measured with a pulse oximeter.
An abnormal increase in the respiratory rate of more than 20 respirations per minute.
MAI140 Ch 4-2
Vital Signs: Key Terms: Respiration and Pulse Oximetry