1. An Agent that reduces fever
  2. An Adventitious sound of venous or arterial origin heard on a auscultation
  3. Blood Pressure
    The tension exerted on the walls of the arteries by the strength of the contraction of the heart.
  4. A heartbeat marked by a pulse rate below 60 beats per minute in an adult
  5. Enlargement of the heart.
  6. A blue, gray, slate, or dark purple discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by deoxygenated or reduced hemoglobin in the blood.
  7. Blood pressure when the ventricles of the heart are filling with blood.
    Diastolic Pressure

    In healthy adults this equals about 60 to 80 mmHg
  8. Abnormal, disordered, or disturbed rhythm.
  9. Reddening of the skin.
    Erythema. Erythema is a common, but nonspecific sign of skin irritation, injury, or inflammation.
  10. Sudden redness of the skin.
  11. BP higher than 140/90 mmHg on three separate readings recorded several weeks apart.
  12. hypertension
    BP higher than 140/90 mmHg on three separate readings recorded several weeks apart.
  13. A deficiency in tone or tension.
  14. A decrease of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure to below normal.
  15. A temporary deficiency of blood flow to an organ or tissure
  16. A condition marked by yellow staining of body tissues and fluids.

    What is it and what causes it?
    • Jaundice. Result of excessive levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream.
    • ps. not usually visible until levels reach above 3mg/dl.
  17. Sounds heard in auscultation of BP
    Korotkoff's sounds
  18. Korotkoff's sounds
    Sounds heard in Auscultation of BP
  19. An abnormal sound heard when listening to the heart or neighboring large blood vessels.
  20. Murmur
    An abnormal sound heard when listening to the heart or neighboring large blood vessels.
  21. Destruction or complete occlusion of a part or a reflex by degeneration, disease, or surgery
  22. Hypotension occurring when a person assumes an upright position after getting up from a bed or chair.
    orthostatic hyportension
  23. lack of color; palness
  24. a sensation of raid or irregular beating of the heart
  25. palpitations
    a sensation of rapid or irregular beating of the heart.
  26. The circulation of blood through tissues
  27. perfusion
    Supplying of an organ or tissue with nutrients and oxygen by injecting blood or a suitable fluid into an artery
  28. passing of fluid through spaces
  29. Rate, rhythm, condition of arterial walls compressibility and tension, and size and shape of the fluid wave
  30. Condition in which the speed of the pulse at the radial artery is less than the pulse of the heart.
    Pulse deficit. This is seen in atrial fibrillation.
  31. The difference between systolic and diasytolic pressures.
    Pulse pressure. The systolic pressure is normally about 40 points greater than the diastolic. A pulse pressure over 50 points or under 30 points is considered abnormal.
  32. Systolic pressure is normally how many points greater than diastolic
    40 points
  33. Pyrexia
  34. fever
  35. An instrument for determining arterial blood pressure indirectly
  36. Stroke Volume
    The amount of blood ejected by the left ventricle of each heartbeat. Amt. varies but averages 60 to 80 ml.
  37. Transient (and usually sudden) loss of consciousness, accompanied by an inability to maintain an upright posture.
    syncope. occurs commonly; it results in about 1% to 6% of all hospital admissions in the U.S.
  38. Blood pressure during contraction of the ventricles.
    Systolic pressure
  39. What is Normal systolic BP
    100-120 mmHg. Higher systolic BP are fond in prehypertension and hypertension.
  40. An abnormal rapid heart rate.
  41. Heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute in adults.
  42. tachycardia
    HR greater than 100 bpm in adults
  43. Temperature
    The degree of hotness or coldness of a substance.
  44. Normal tension in a cell
  45. Distention, swelling
  46. Turgur
    • Normal tension in a cell
    • Distention, swelling
  47. vital signs
    Those physical signs concerning fuctions essential to life (i.e. Pulse rate, rate of respirations, blood pressure, and Temperature.) Some also consider pain as the fifth vital sign.
  48. Those physical signs concerning fuctions essential to life
    Vital Signs.
  49. What are the 4 vital signs
    Whats the Fifth Vital sign
    Pulse rate, rate of respiration, blood pressure, temp.

Card Set
NSG 121 Keyterms Unit Three Section One: Circulation SCC