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pulse rate

noun, Medicine/Medical
the rate of the pulse: stated in pulsations per minute.
Origin of pulse rate
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is also working on skin devices that monitor temperature, pulse rate and blood oxygenation in sports or military applications.
  • He might be an even better one if his pulse rate and the rate of technological change were a little less perfectly attuned.
  • Sweaty palms, nausea and increased pulse rate are the overt signs of the body's exposure to trauma.
pulse rate in Medicine

pulse rate n.
The rate of the pulse as observed in an artery, expressed as beats per minute.

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