pulse rate

Definitions of pulse rate
  1. noun
    the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    synonyms: heart rate, pulse
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    types:
    femoral pulse
    pulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)
    radial pulse
    pulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)
    type of:
    vital sign
    sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition
    rate
    a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
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