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Glossary of Nursing Concepts 1 2

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Compliance
The ability of the arteries to contract and expand
Cardiac Output
Stroke Volume x Heart rate
Tidal Volume
During normal inspiration and expiration, an adult takes in about 500 mls of air
External resps
interchange of O2 and CO2 between alveoli and pulmonary blood
internal resps
happens throughout body
Resp controlled by
A. medulla oblongata, and pons in brain
B. by chemoreceptors located centerally in medulla nad periph in the carotid and aortic bodies.
Ideal Body Weight Female
Rule of 5's Female (105lbs for 5 ft of height +6lbs for each inch over, 10% for body frame size
Ideal Body weight Male
Rule of 6's Male (106 lbs for 5 ft of height +6lbs for each inch over 5ft, 10% for body frame size.
BMI- Body mass index
BMI= Weight in kilograms
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(Height in meters)
Embryionic phase
Pd during which the fertilized ovum dev into organism with most features.
Embryo tissue's three layers
Ectoderm(outer layer)
Mesoderm (middle layer)
Endo or Ectoderm (inner layer)
Puberty
Girls- 10-14 yrs
Boys- 12-16yrs
psysiologic indicators of stress
Pupils dilate, sweat production, heart rate and output increase, H2O and sodium retention, urinary output decreases, rate and depth of resp increase, dialation of bronchials, skin is paile d/t constriction of periph bl veswsels, peristalsis decreases, bl. sugar increases, mouth dries, mental awareness increases
Fire, Class A, B, and C... What is each class?
Class A: Paper,upolstery,rags
Class B:Flammable liq and gas
Class C: Electrical
What to do in case of fire
1.Protect and evacuate
2. Report
3Contain
4.Extinguish
or RACE rescue, alarm, contain, extinguish

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