NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,278 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- heart rate
- listen (hart rayt)
- In medicine, the number of times the heart beats within a certain time period, usually a minute. The heart rate can be felt at the wrist, side of the neck, back of the knees, top of the foot, groin, and other places in the body where an artery is close to the skin. The resting heart rate is normally between 60 and 100 beats a minute in a healthy adult who is at rest. Measuring the heart rate gives important information about a person’s health. Also called pulse.