Definition of Pulse rate
1. Noun. The rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health.
Generic synonyms: Vital Sign, Rate
Specialized synonyms: Femoral Pulse, Radial Pulse
Derivative terms: Pulsate, Pulse
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Literary usage of Pulse rate
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1. The Lancet (1898)
"The outstanding features in the action are the lowering of arterial tension, the slowing of the pulse-rate, and the absence of convulsive seizures after the ..."
2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1895)
"With the light stimulus, a pulse rate increasing from 60 to 80 gave a reaction-time ... With the touch stimulus, pulse rate increase from 60 to 100, ..."
3. Gaseous Exchange and Physiological Requirements for Level and Grade Walking by Henry Monmouth Smith (1922)
"The high pulse-rate for the group 60 to 65 meters per minute is due to the pulse-records ... In this group is one record on March 30 of a pulse-rate of 82, ..."
4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"Some idea of the extent of these changes in pressure and pulse rate when the vagi are ... Slowest pulse rate per minute after the injection = 57 " Exp. 2 ..."
5. Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet by Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"PULSE-RATE BEFORE AND AFTER WORK ON BICYCLE ERGOMETER, SQUAD A. It is impracticable to reproduce here all of the many observations obtained by Professor ..."
6. A Biometric Study of Basal Metabolism in Man by James Arthur Harris, Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"Since it is well known that pulse-rate and gaseous exchange are closely related in the ... Table 19 gives the correlations between pulse-rate and oxygen ..."
7. The Metabolism and Energy Transformations of Healthy Man During Rest by Francis Gano Benedict, Thorne Martin Carpenter (1910)
"In a fasting experiment previously reported,' the pulse-rate on the first ... The general tendency of the average pulse-rate during the 7-day fast was to ..."
8. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"The pulse rate was greatly increased. The Traube-Hering wave present in the ... The pulse rate was increased and more of an undulation came into the curve. ..."