Medical Specialties: Emergency medicine, Family practice, Internal medicine
Vital signs are measurements of the body's basic functions, taken to evaluate the general physical health of a person, track progress during treatment or offer information about possible disease states. The four main vital signs are blood pressure, body temperature, pulse (or heart rate) and respiration (breathing rate).
Vital signs are measurements that provide indications of general health and how well the body is functioning. The four main vital signs are blood pressure, body temperature, your pulse (or heart rate) and also breathing rate.
Measurements are then compared to what is within the normal range for healthy adults: