Origin of vitals
Examples from the Web for vitals
She had been there as my mother and I sat with him around the clock, sleeping by his bedside, anxiously checking his vitals.
Lydia also gets her vitals checked, arm rubbed with alcohol, and glove-covered hands safely inserting the needle.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, how hard is it really for a disgruntled patient to log into Vitals or Healthgrades and give you a one-star review?Is the Doctor-Patient Relationship Turning Into a Business Partnership?|Russell Saunders|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 7:30 p.m., the report says, paramedics called “no vitals.”Prosecutors Release New Evidence in George Zimmerman Shooting Case|Aram Roston|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The nurse came daily to check his vitals, answer questions, and provide guidance and reassurance to Jeff and me.Feeding Tubes, NICU, One-on-One Care: Susan Hatfield Talks About Living With Her Trisomy 18 Baby|Susan Hatfield|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And the vitals of a wolf could no more strongly have felt the instinct to rend.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
Yes, 'tis the hand Of death I feel press heavy on my vitals, Slow sapping the warm current of existence.The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White|Henry Kirke White
Under his guard the kneeling man's sword was to be thrust up into his vitals.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He must have got this far before the drug worked into his vitals.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
At our feet lay the prairie-horse with the barb in his vitals, and the feathered shaft protruding from his side.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Word Origin and History for vitals
"organs of the body essential to life," c.1600, from the adj. vital taken as a noun.