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Bashir discovers Datas pulse

Bashir discovers that Data has a pulse

For additional meanings of "Pulse", please see Pulse.

A pulse was the medical term used to describe the throbbing of the blood arteries, as determined by rate at which a heart beat, and level of blood pressure. It was part of an individual's vital signs. (ENT: "Terra Nova")

Indicator of life[]

The pulse was among the biometric data of a Borg drone collected by a team of researchers in the Arctic Circle. (ENT: "Regeneration")

When Noonien Soong created Data, among the Humanesque traits he was given was a pulse, which was created by his circulatory system, which produced biochemical lubricants and regulated his micro-hydraulic power. (TNG: "Birthright, Part I")

McCoy checks Gorkons pulse

McCoy checks Gorkon's pulse

If an individual was not respiring, checking for a pulse was generally a good indicator that an individual was still alive. (TNG: "Man Of The People"; VOY: "Shattered")

When Chancellor Gorkon was shot aboard Kronos One, Doctor Leonard McCoy begged to help. After having checked and determined that the Chancellor had a pulse, he announced that it was safe to move him up onto the table. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

OBrien checks his pulse

O'Brien checks his pulse

After Miles O'Brien traveled to the future and witnessed his own death, he quickly checked his future self's pulse to find that he was dead. Later, when he returned to the present, O'Brien would reveal to Dr. Julian Bashir that the experience left him feeling "like someone just walked over my grave. I've been close to death in my career. But there was something about watching myself being killed, feeling my own neck for a pulse that wasn't there..." (DS9: "Visionary")

The Doctor checked the pulse of a bridge officer to see if he was alive in a Jupiter Station Holoprogramming Center program. (VOY: "Projections")

Pulse rate[]

Pulse rates were measured in beats per minute. (Star Trek Into Darkness, TOS: "Space Seed", VOY: "Flashback") A pulse of 242, and blood pressure that was "practically nonexistent," was considered "perfectly normal" for a Vulcan. (TOS: "The Naked Time")

In 2258 of the alternate reality, Lucille Harewood's pulse rate was 51. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

A patient suffering from a tearing of the middle meningeal artery may have experienced a slowing pulse, low respiratory rate, and coma. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

When Montgomery Scott invited Carolyn Palamas for some coffee in 2267, James T. Kirk asked Dr. McCoy, "could you get that excited over a cup of coffee?" McCoy, who also observed Scott's infatuation with Palamas, responded, "even from here I can tell his pulse rate's up." (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

Lieutenant Natasha Yar's pulse rate was fast dropping after she was severely wounded by Armus and tried to revive in sickbay. (TNG: "Skin Of Evil")

When Elim Garak, who suffered from claustrophobia, was forced into a claustrophobic situation in order to save himself, and several others captured by the Jem'Hadar, it was observed by Dr. Julian Bashir that his pulse was racing, and based on his observation, he didn't even want to think about Garak's blood pressure. (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")

When Geordi La Forge was testing the interface probe in 2370, Dr. Beverly Crusher noted that his pulse was up, after the probe's signal strength was set to 75 percent of tolerance, noting that the reason for this was due to his nervous system getting used to the input levels. La Forge, however, explained that the reason his pulse was up, was because he was excited, that the experience was "like being on a roller coaster, or a first date." (TNG: "Interface")

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