Apgar score

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Ap·gar score

 (ăp′gär)
n.
A system of assessing the general physical condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for five criteria: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, skin color, and response to stimuli. The five scores are added together, with a perfect score being 10.

[After Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), American physician.]

apgar score

(ˈæpɡɑː) or

apgar rating

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a system for determining the condition of an infant at birth by allotting a maximum of 2 points to each of the following: heart rate, breathing effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and colour
[C20: named after V. Apgar (1909–74), US anaesthetist]

Ap′gar score`

(ˈæp gɑr)
n.
a quantitative evaluation of the health of a newborn, rating breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, etc., on a scale of 1 to 10.
[after Virginia Apgar (1909–74), U.S. physician]

Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's well-being taking into consideration respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell (named for American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar).
See also related terms for measured.

Apgar score

- A measure of a baby's wellbeing that takes into account respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell—named for American anesthetist Virginia Apgar.
See also related terms for score.
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Noun1.Apgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infantApgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"