Definitions for vital signs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
essential body functions, comprising pulse rate, body temperature, and respiration.
Category: Medicine, Physiology
Origin of vital signs:
A set of measurements of a patients condition taken regularly to assess the state of bodily functions:- CSM, skin signs, lung sounds, temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration.
Vital signs are measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions. Vital signs are an essential part of a case presentation. The act of taking vital signs normally entails recording body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate, but may also include other measurements. Vital signs often vary by age.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The signs of life that may be monitored or measured, namely pulse rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, and blood pressure.
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