Physiological Measurements

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Values/ranges related to breathing

  • Breathing rate, 15 - 18 breaths per min;
  • Tidal volume, 0.4 - 0.5 dm3;
  • Vital capacity (MALE), 6.00 dm3;
  • Vital capacity (FEMALE), 4.25 dm3;
  • Peak flow, 400 - 600 dm3
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Blood Pressure Values

  • Typical 18-year-old adult, 120/80 mmHg;
  • Male, aged 20 years, 125/80 mmHg;
  • Female, aged 20 years, 123/80 mmHg;
  • Male, aged 40 years, 135/85 mmHg;
  • Female, aged 40 years, 133/85 mmHg;
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Values/ranges related to body temperature (mouth):

  • Normal - 36.8°C (range = 36.5 - 37.2°C)
  • Death/Dead - below 25°C
  • Hypothermia - below 32°C
  • Fever - above 37.2°C
  • Hypothermia/Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke - likely if above 38°C in the absense of infection
  • If above 43°C - temperature likely to be fatal
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