heart rate

noun

Definition of heart rate

: the rate at which the heart beats Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate.

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“Heart rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20rate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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heart rate

noun

Medical Definition of heart rate

: a measure of cardiac activity usually expressed as number of beats per minute — see maximum heart rate

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