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pulse rate

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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the rate of the pulse: stated in pulsations per minute.
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Origin of pulse rate

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples of pulse rate

  • A mild febrile disturbance causing a rise of temperature to little more than 100 F. will send the pulse-rate up 30 beats.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • The pulse-rate of early infancy varies from 100 to 120, and is very easily hurried.

  • With a diurnal temperature successively less elevated above the normal standard there is a corresponding fall of the pulse-rate.

pulse rate in Medicine

pulse rate

  1. The rate of the pulse as observed in an artery, expressed as beats per minute.
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