from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The pulse rate, temperature, and respiratory rate of an individual.

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  • n. (plural only; not used in singular form) A set of measurements of a patients condition taken regularly to assess the state of bodily functions:- CSM, skin signs, lung sounds, temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration.


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  • Huxley Anne was not so heavily damaged, although when police arrived she was exhibiting no vital signs and was believed as dead as the professor.

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