heart rate


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

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Recent Examples on the Web The practice will look different for everyone, but in general, slow running means slowing your pace, keeping a moderate heart rate, and being able to sustain a conversation while running. Amber Sayer, Health, 10 May 2024 Your adrenal glands pump out hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which elevates your heart rate and blood pressure.56 Blood flow shifts away from non-essential systems like digestion and moves towards your muscles, priming your body for physical responses. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 9 May 2024 The old wives' tale says male fetuses typically have a heart rate that's 140 beats per minute or slower, while female fetuses' hearts beat a bit faster, at 140 beats per minute or higher. Christin Perry, Parents, 6 May 2024 So, Apple has been researching how to collect and collate all of your motion data, how to use gait recognition and your headphones to identify you, and how to track and understand your heart rate data. David Pierce, The Verge, 5 May 2024 Fitbits with heart rate monitors can discern between light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep, when vivid dreams are more likely. David Nield, WIRED, 4 May 2024 One especially bizarre choice came when the comedian was several wings deep into the hot sauce challenge and Dr. Arroyo employed an unusual method to check his heart rate. Shania Russell, EW.com, 2 May 2024 Measurements for the canine-wearer's pulse, heart rate variability, temperature, respiration and activity are recorded and sent to the PetPace cloud in real-time, Asaf Dagan, chief scientist and cofounder of PetPace, the parent company of Animal Alerts, told ABC News. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 2 May 2024 When a shooting occurred outside his living room window, his heart rate spiked suddenly from 51 beats per minute and hit 116. Kalen Flynn, The Conversation, 30 Apr. 2024

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“Heart rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20rate. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

heart rate

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

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