Apgar score(redirected from apgar rating)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Apgar score[′ap·gär ‚skȯr]
An index used to evaluate a newborn infant's physical condition based on a rating of 0-2 for each of five criteria: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and skin color.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.