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heart rate

noun
1.
the number of heartbeats per minute.
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  • Some can cause their heart rate to increase to five times its resting rate.

  • As has already been said, the heart rate is just about doubled in vigorous exercise.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • Its immediate effects include dilated pupils and elevated blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature.

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heart rate in Medicine

heart rate n.
Abbr. HR
The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.

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heart rate in Science
heart rate  
The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.
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