Apgar score /ˈapɡə/

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[Medicine] a measure of the physical condition of a newborn infant. It is obtained by adding points (2, 1, or 0) for heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and skin coloration; a score of ten represents the best possible condition.
– origin 1960s: named after Virginia Apgar (1909–74), the American anaesthesiologist who devised this method of assessment in 1953.

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