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Listening using a stethoscope

Auscultation

1

The force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels

Blood pressure

2

Machine that automatically inflates blood pressure cuff and measures blood pressure

Blood pressure monitor

3

The major artery of the arm

Brachial artery

4

The pulse felt in the upper arm

Brachial pulse

5

A slow pulse (below 60 beats per minute)

Bradycardia

6

The pulse felt along the large carotid artery on either side of the neck

Carotid pulse

7

Get smaller

Constrict

8

The pressure remaining in the arteries when the left ventricle is relaxed and refilling

Diastolic blood pressure

9

Get larger

Dilate

10

The ratio of the amount of oxygen in the blood to amount that could be carried

Oxygen saturation (SpO2)

11

Touching or feeling a pulse of blood pressure

Palpation

12

The rhythmic beats felt as the heart pumps blood through the arteries

Pulse

13

An electronic device for determining the amount of oxygen carried in the blood

Pulse oximeter

14

The rhythm (regular or irregular) and force (strong or weak) of the pulse

Pulse quality

15

The number of pulse bears per minute

Pulse rate

16

The black center of the eye

Pupil

17

The pulse felt at the wrist

Radial pulse

18

The act of breathing in and our

Respiration

19

The normal or abnormal character of breathing

Respiratory quality

20

The number of breaths taken in 1 minute

Respiratory rate

21

The regular or irregular spacing of breaths

Respiratory rhythm

22

The cuff and gauge used to measure blood pressure

Sphygmomanometer

23

The pressure created when the heart contracts and forces blood out into the arteries

Systolic blood pressure

24

A rapid pulse anywhere above 100 beats per minute

Tachycardia

25

Outward signs of what is going on inside the body

Vital signs

26

What are the vital signs?

Respiration
Pulse
Skin color
Skin temperature
Skin condition
Capillary refill for kids
Pupils
Blood pressure