Body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure as measured to assess health or dysfunction.
American Heritage Medicine
Indicators of the efficient functioning of the body; esp., pulse, temperature, and respiration.
Webster's New World
Vital Signs Sentence Examples
As if it were no particular problem, he said they had lost vital signs in flight a couple times.
Your vet will assess your dog's vital signs and overall condition, compare his current weight to the average for his breed, and advise you just how much weight, if any, your pet needs to lose.
It includes proper splinting, control of blood loss, and monitoring vital signs such as breathing and circulation.
Infants with a score between 4 and 6 have moderate depression of their vital signs while infants with a score of 0 to 3 have severely depressed vital signs and are at great risk of dying unless actively resuscitated.
Particular care should be taken to assess the affected child's airway status, and he or she should be placed in a recumbent pose and vital signs determined.