pulse rate


noun Medicine/Medical.

the rate of the pulse: stated in pulsations per minute.

Nearby words

  1. pulse dialing,
  2. pulse generator,
  3. pulse height analyser,
  4. pulse modulation,
  5. pulse pressure,
  6. pulse repetition frequency,
  7. pulse therapy,
  8. pulse wave,
  9. pulse-amplitude modulation,
  10. pulse-code modulation

Origin of pulse rate

First recorded in 1875–80

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Medicine definitions for pulse rate

pulse rate

n.

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

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