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heart rate

noun
1.
the number of heartbeats per minute.
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  • Sensors will monitor heart rate, temperature, oxygen-saturation level and movement.
  • The system monitors subtle changes in seven streams of real-time data, such as respiration, heart rate and blood pressure.
  • We have also found that they may affect other physiological measures including heart rate.
  • Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase blood flow, lower heart rate and improve immune function.
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  • While someone can train to control their heart rate you don't need to know how to make your heart beat.
  • Any change from normal heart rate can indicate a medical condition.
  • The resting heart rate of those who exercise is also slower, because less effort is needed to pump blood.
  • Because of changes in the heart, the resting heart rate may become slightly slower.
  • Inhaling the vapors may irritate the respiratory tract and cause restlessness, tremors, headaches and increased heart rate.
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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