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What is the 'apgar' score of a person? How do I find mine?
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In brief: Newborn well being
The apgar score was devised by dr. Virginia apgar to asses the well being of newborns.
It is an acronym for (appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration). The apgar score is designed to help identify newborns that need immediate medical care. It is not designed to make long term projections on one's health. So, no real need except curiosity to find yours.

In brief: Newborn well being
The apgar score was devised by dr. Virginia apgar to asses the well being of newborns.
It is an acronym for (appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration). The apgar score is designed to help identify newborns that need immediate medical care. It is not designed to make long term projections on one's health. So, no real need except curiosity to find yours.
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Agpar score
The apgar score is a number from 0 to 10 to indicate the condition of a baby during the first minutes at birth.
It is given at one, 5 and 10 minutes after birth. The higher the number, the healthier and more normal a baby is. The score is based on these observations: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritabilty during nose suctioning and color.

In brief: Agpar score
The apgar score is a number from 0 to 10 to indicate the condition of a baby during the first minutes at birth.
It is given at one, 5 and 10 minutes after birth. The higher the number, the healthier and more normal a baby is. The score is based on these observations: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritabilty during nose suctioning and color.
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