WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Apgar score′, 
  • Medicinea numerical measure of the physical health of a newborn infant derived by evaluating heart rate, muscle tone, respiratory effort, response to stimulation, skin color, and other physiological indicators.
    • named after V. Apgar

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    apgar score, apgar rating /ˈæpɡɑː/ n
    1. a system for determining the condition of an infant at birth by allotting a maximum of 2 points to each of the following: heart rate, breathing effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and colour
    Etymology: 20th Century: named after V. Apgar (1909–74), US anaesthetist
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