The pulse rate indicates how often the heart beats. _____________________
means that the heartbeat is abnormally rapid. When the heartbeat is continuously
slow, the condition is called __________________________________.
A normal pulse can be felt with moderate pressure of the finger. When greater
pressure exerted by the finger cannot blot out the pulse, it is called
_____________________________. A pulse with little force is described as
Body build and size are factors, which affect the pulse rate. A short, fat person will
probably have a _____________________ pulse rate than a tall, slender person.
The normal breathing pattern is relaxed, effortless, and regular. When breathing is
rapid, the term used is ________________________________.
________________ is the medical term used when breathing is difficult or painful.
____________________________ is the term for cycles of deep, rapid breaths for
about 30 seconds, followed by absence of respiration for 10 to 30 seconds. This
pattern of respiration sometimes precedes death.
Normal blood pressure for a young adult is about 120/80. ____________________
is blood pressure above 140/90. If the blood pressure is below 90/60, the patient
has _______________________________ and may be in shock.
List five factors, which influence blood pressure values: