Definitions for vitalsˈvaɪt lz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vital organ, vitals(noun)

    a bodily organ that is essential for life

Wiktionary

  1. vitals(Noun)

    Those organs of the body that are essential for life.

  2. vitals(Noun)

    Those parts of a system without which it cannot function.

  3. vitals(Noun)

    vital signs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitals

    organs that are necessary for life; more especially, the heart, lungs, and brain

  2. Vitals

    fig.: The part essential to the life or health of anything; as, the vitals of a state

Freebase

  1. Vitals

    Vitals is a 2002 science fiction/techno-thriller novel written by Greg Bear, and nominated for a John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2002. It centres on Hal Cousins, a scientist who wishes to find a way to prevent death. He gets his funding from angel investors - rich businessmen who are keen to live a thousand years. However, on a fact-finding exploration in a small submarine, his pilot goes berserk, starts spouting gibberish, and tries to kill him. He survives, but when he gets back to the ship, he finds that a member of the crew also went mad and started spouting gibberish, killing four scientists on board the ship. The rest of the crew is distant from him, on the grounds of what he calls bad mojo. He is disowned by the sponsor in question. Hal's twin brother Rob is shot, by who is later revealed to be Ben Bridger. The story develops from there, taking in his twin brother's widow, Lissa; Rudy Banning, a once respected professor and writer turned into an anti-semitic conspiracy theorist by a brain-altering microbe; and a scheming group of immortals who want to stay unique. They are able to do this because they have access to bacteriological research by Russian scientist Maxim Golokhov from the 1940s who was working for Beria and Stalin. Stalin possibly cameos in the story, but the issue is left vague.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitals in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Mancuso:

    Imagine the kind of data we could capture if patient monitors were as small as a dime. As sensor technology evolves, the industry will move toward more unobtrusive monitoring options that will be able to capture patient vitals and other data from sensors embedded into clothing or other materials, we could give patients a robe or necklace as soon as they enter the hospital, and monitor their journey across the health continuum, allowing clinicians to make more informed diagnosis and effective treatment plans. This kind of technology can also be critical in identifying physiological changes from a distance, making it easier to monitor patient traffic, especially during an epidemic.

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