Apgar score

noun
Ap·gar score | \ ˈap-ˌgär- \

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

noun
Ap·gar score | \ ˈap-ˌgär-ˈskō(ə)r, -ˈskȯ(ə)r \

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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