Apgar score

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Ap·​gar score | \ ˈap-ˌgär- How to pronounce Apgar score (audio) \

Definition of Apgar score

: an index used to evaluate the condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for each of the five characteristics of color, heart rate, response to stimulation of the sole of the foot, muscle tone, and respiration with 10 being a perfect score

First Known Use of Apgar score

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Apgar score

Virginia Apgar †1974 American anesthesiologist

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“Apgar score.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apgar%20score. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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Apgar score

noun
Ap·​gar score | \ ˈap-ˌgär-ˈskō(ə)r, -ˈskȯ(ə)r How to pronounce Apgar score (audio) \

Medical Definition of Apgar score

: an index used to evaluate the condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for each of the five characteristics of color, heart rate, response to stimulation of the sole of the foot, muscle tone, and respiration with 10 being a perfect score

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