The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Pediatric Vital Signs article.
American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP. Its member pediatricians "dedicate their efforts and ...See the entire definition of American Academy of Pediatrics
Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...See the entire definition of Blood pressure
Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...See the entire definition of Heart
Heart rate: The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually per minute. The heart rate ...See the entire definition of Heart rate
Normal range: Characteristic of 95 percent of values from a normal population. The remaini...See the entire definition of Normal range
Pediatric: Pertaining to children.
Pediatrics: The field of medicine that is concerned with the health of infants, children, ...See the entire definition of Pediatrics
Pulse: The rhythmic dilation of an artery that results from beating of the heart. Pulse is...See the entire definition of Pulse
Respiratory: Having to do with respiration.
Respiratory rate: The number of breaths per minute or, more formally, the number of moveme...See the entire definition of Respiratory rate
Systolic: The blood pressure when the heart is contracting. It is specifically the maximum...See the entire definition of Systolic
Vital: Necessary to maintain life. For example, breathing is a vital function.
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