vital sign

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

Hypernyms: ↑sign

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ˌvital ˈsign 7 [vital sign] noun usually plural (medical)
a measurement that shows that sb is alive, such as the rate of their breathing, their body temperature or their ↑heartbeat



the patient's

vital signs

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