HyperDic: vital_sign

English > 1 sense of the expression vital sign:
NOUNstatevital signsign of life
English > vital sign: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningSign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition.
Example"he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
Narrowerblood pressureThe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
body temperature, blood heatTemperature of the body
pulse, pulse rate, heart rateThe rate at which the heart beats
respiratory rate, rate of respirationThe rate at which a person inhales and exhales
Broadersign(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

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