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HEART RATE

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The number of heart beats per unit time, usually per minute. The heart rate is based on the number of contractions of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart). The heart rate may be too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia). The pulse is bulge of an artery from the wave of blood coursing through the blood vessel as a result of the heart beat. The pulse is often taken at the wrist to estimate the heart rate.
Bible DictionaryACSH Medical Terms
The number of heartbeats per minute.
Bible DictionaryAging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
The number of beats per minute. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE An unstable or persistent elevation of blood pressure above the normal range. Blood pressure often increases with age. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke; also known as hypertension.

 

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