Term Definition
afebrile normal body temperature
febrile elevated body temperature
pyrexia body temperature of 101 or higher
arrhythmia abnormal heart rate or rhythm
bradycardia heart rate of less than 60 BPM
tachycardia heart rate of more than 100 BPM
eupnea normal respiration
atherosclerosis buildup of fatty plaque on interior lining of arteries
hypertension high blood pressure, 140/90 or higher
hypotension low blood pressure, 90/60 or lower
inspection visual examination
palpatation examination by touch
percussion examination by tapping
auscultation examination by hearing
manipulation use of hands in diagnostic procedures
symmetry balance on both sides
glaucoma abnormal increase of fluid in the eye
Meniere's Disease disorder of inner ear affecting hearing and balance
orthopnea inability to breathe lying down
gait manner or style of walking
HTN hypertension
Hx history
BP blood pressure
PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodation
CPX complete physical exam
a- not, without
-pnea breathing
hyper- above
hypo- below
dys- painful, difficult
MDA 111 Sequence 2 Week 1 Vocab

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