Is your pulse or reading of how many times your heart beats per minute.
You can count your heart rate by locating your radial pulse on the inside of your wrist,
just below your thumb. Lightly feel the pulse (pressing too hard may dampen it) and count
the beats for 30 seconds and then double the number to find your heart rate. You may find
it easier to use your carotid pulse, located at the top of your neck underneath your
jaw. Elevated heart rate results from exercise (often athletes and physical therapy
regimens will seek to target a given heart rate for a certain period of time). High
elevated heart rate from normal activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, slight
physical exertion may indicate heart, circulatory or pulmonary problems, and a doctor
should be consulted. Sometimes this may colloquially or commonly be called a
"pounding heart", where the individual reports actually feeling the heart beat
inside the chest.
High frequency ventilation
The use of small tidal volumes at fast ventilatory rates (180-900 breaths
per minute) to reduce the amount of damage that is associated with conventional
ventilators that deliver larger tidal volumes at lower frequencies.
High pressure ventilation
Mechanical ventilation therapy that is administered at a high pressure and
may cause lung damage.
Prefix meaning excessive.
Excessive sensibility to pain.
Excessive CO2 in the blood.
Excessive sensitiveness of a part of the body.
Body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Elevated blood pressure above 140/90. Your physician worries about smaller
changes in the bottom number, since this means your heart does not have a chance to relax.
It is very easy to ignore high blood pressure since it usually produces no symptoms. If
gone untreated, hypertension can result in heart attack, stroke, vision loss and kidney
problems. A person may be at high risk if high blood pressure runs in the family, is
Africian American, is overweight, on medications that may have the side effect of raising
blood pressure, eats too much salt and/or is in stressful situations. A physician may
order medication to lower the pressure which is very important to take as directed!
See pulmonary hypertension.
Very high (excessive) body temperature.
Excessive rapid breathing.
Prefix meaning decreased or diminished.
Decreased CO2 in the blood, can be produced by
Below the skin, subcutaneous.
Diminished sensitiveness of a part of the body.
Deficient (decreased or diminished) secretion.
Below normal body temperature.
Lacking in tone, tension, or strength.
Diminished amount (reduced saturation) of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2/FiO2
ratio less than 200 mm Hg); hypoxic hypoxemiainterference with pulmonary
oxygenation; stagnant hypoxiaa reduction in blood flow, as seen in the finger nails
in surgical shock or in cold weather.