How To Measure Normal Adult Vital Signs

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Vital signs reflect essential body toàn thân functions, including your heartbeat, breathing rate, temperature, và blood pressure. Your health care provider may watch, measure, or monitor your vital signs to check your level of physical functioning.

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Normal vital signs change with age, sex, weight, exercise capability, and overall health.

Normal vital sign ranges for the average healthy adult while resting are:

Blood pressure: 90/60 milimet Hg to 120/80 milimet HgBreathing: 12 to 18 breaths per minutePulse: 60 to 100 beats per minuteTemperature: 97.8°F to 99.1°F (36.5°C to lớn 37.3°C); average 98.6°F (37°C)

Ball JW, Dains JE, Flynn JA, Solomon BS, Stewart RW. Vital signs and pain assessment. In: Ball JW, Dains JE, Flynn JA, Solomon BS, Stewart RW, eds. Seidel"s Guide lớn Physical Examination.

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Simel DL. Approach khổng lồ the patient: history và physical examination. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 6.


Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.


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