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vitals

[vahyt-lz] /ˈvaɪt lz/
plural noun
1.
those bodily organs that are essential to life, as the brain, heart, liver, lungs, and stomach.
2.
the essential parts of something:
the vitals of a democracy.
Origin of vitals
1600-1610
1600-10; translation of Latin vītālia; see vital
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n.

"organs of the body essential to life," c.1600, from the adj. vital taken as a noun.

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vitals in Medicine

vitals vi·tals (vīt'lz)
pl.n.

  1. The vital body organs.

  2. The parts that are essential to continued functioning, as of a system.

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vitals

vital signs (pulse rate, temperature, respiratory rate)
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