nursing terminology 2

anti-embolitic stocking

help prevent blood clots in leg veins

anxiety

a vague, uneasy feeling in response to stress

aphasia

the total or partial loss of the ability to use or understand language

apnea

the lack or absence of breathing

arteries

a blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart

arthritis

joint inflammation

asepsis

the absence of disease-producing microbes

aspiration

breathing fluid, food, vomit, or an object into the lungs

assault

intentionally attempting or threatening to touch a person's body without the person's consent

atrophy

shrink

axillary temperature

temperature under the arm

bargaining

3rd stage of dying; promises are made in exchange for more time

bed cradle

keeps the weight of top linens off the feet and toes

bed rail

a device that serves as a guard or a barrier along the side of the bed

biohazard (biohazardous waste)

a device that serves as a guard or a barrier along the side of the bed

bladder training

helps with incontinence; control of urination is goal

blood pressure

the amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery by the blood

body alignment

the way the head, trunk, arms and legs are aligned with one another; posture