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What is an APGAR score?


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March 10, 2015 8:20AM

An Apgar score is a ranking between 0 and 10 given to newborn babies based on their APGAR vitals - an acronym for their "appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, and respiration", invented by American anaesthesiologist Virginia Apgar.

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February 03, 2014 3:29AM

A system of assessing the general physical condition of a newborn infant based on a rating of 0, 1, or 2 for five criteria: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, skin color, and response to stimuli. The five scores are added together, with a perfect score being 10.
Apgar testing is the assessment of the newborn rating color, heart rate, stimulus response, muscle tone, and respirations on a scale of zero to two, for a maximum possible score of 10.
What are you asking? Are you asking what a good apgar is? The higher the better. Are you asking what is the purpose of the rating is? It's to give a number that represents whether or not a newborn is in dtistress.