heart rate


heart rate
noun
the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑pulse, ↑pulse rate
Derivationally related forms: ↑pulse (for: ↑pulse), ↑pulsate (for: ↑pulse)
Hypernyms: ↑vital sign, ↑rate
Hyponyms: ↑femoral pulse, ↑radial pulse

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noun
: a measure of cardiac activity usually expressed as number of beats per minute

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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