BP (Blood Pressure)
the pressure of the blood in
the circulatory system, often measured
for diagnosis since it is closely related to
the force and rate of the heartbeat and
the diameter and elasticity of
the arterial walls.
A heart attack, also called a
myocardial infarction, happens when
a part of the heart muscle doesn't get
a life-threatening condition of
circulatory failure, causing inadequate
oxygen delivery to meet cellular
metabolic needs and oxygen
consumption requirements, producing
cellular and tissue hypoxia.
•A do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR order,
is a medical order written by a doctor. It
instructs health care providers not to do
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a
patient's breathing stops or if the patient's
heart stops beating.