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n. Abbr. HR
The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute.
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|Noun||1.||heart rate - the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health|
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
femoral pulse - pulse of the femoral artery (felt in the groin)
radial pulse - pulse of the radial artery (felt in the wrist)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"