vital signs

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Signs that a patient is alive, on which are based a commonly performed set of measurements used internationally as a general baseline in medicine and surgery. These include measurements of body temperature (T), blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR; see pulse), and respiratory rate (RR) and can also include assessment of consciousness using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and of urine output (UO, in millilitres per hour).

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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