score


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

score

 [skor]
a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
APACHE score (acute physiological assessment and chronic health evaluation) a widely used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score a numerical expression of an infant's condition at birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color; see also apgar score.
Bishop score a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.
Silverman-Andersen score a system for evaluating the breathing of premature infants; see also Silverman-Andersen score.
stroke score any of various scoring systems that seek to characterize a patient's clinical state following a stroke.
trauma score a rating system used in the evaluation of patients with traumatic injury. Scores range from 1 to 15, with lower scores being associated with higher mortality rates.

score

(skōr),
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]

score

(skor) a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities or conditions are present.
APACHE score  [a cute p hysiological a ssessment and c hronic h ealth e valuation] a widely-used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score  a numerical expression of an infant's condition, usually determined at 60 seconds after birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color.
Bishop score  a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.

score

Drug slang
verb A regional term meaning to purchase or receive illicit drugs.

Health legislation
noun A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation (e.g., that of healthcare reform). The score obtained may determine the fate of a legislative proposal.

Molecular biology
verb To screen for a phenotype by testing for growth under different conditions (e.g., plus and minus an auxotrophic supplement, or permissive and nonpermissive conditions) usually done by replica plating or patching colonies onto each type of plate.
 
Pharmacology
verb To place a transverse linear attenuation on a flat cylindrical pill to facilitate breaking it in half.
 
Vox populi
noun A numeric rating of a particular process.

score

noun Health legislation Economic impact report A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation–eg, that of health care reform; the score obtained via projective prestidigitation may determine the fate of a legislative proposal. See Scorecard, Scorekeeper. Cf Report card Vox populi A numeric rating of a particular process. See APGAR score, Apopnea-hypopnea score, ASIA motor score, Borg score, Child-Pugh score, DeMeester score, Fagerstrom tolerance score, Family Environment score, Gleason score, Hachinski ischemic score, Hegsted's score, Lod score, Longitudinality score, Mayo risk score, Medicus modified score, Modified Bournemouth score, Nursing Classification score, Pediatric trauma score, Pittsburgh brainstem score, PRISM score, QRS score, Revised Trauma score, Sanitation score, SAPS II, Trauma score, Z score, Z score verb Drug slang To purchase illicit drugs Vox populi To get a home run; to get lucky.

score

(skōr)
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]

score

a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
References in periodicals archive ?
An analysis of pre and post-test scores revealed that while learning occurred in all three groups, there was a significant difference in learning between the group who received both forms of instruction and the group who attended an in-class presentation.
As can be seen from these examples, the score can become easily cluttered.
In fact, the estimates suggest that black children with characteristics similar to their white peers score slightly better than whites in reading and only slightly worse in math (see Figure 1).
Matjias found himself drawing heavily on skills he developed interpreting early music scores.
We studied the relationships between surgical site infection and the chronic disease score and ASA score and evaluated whether the chronic disease score might improve or augment the NNIS risk index for surgical site infection.
More than 10 billion Fair, Isaac scores have been sold in America, an indication that businesses are using credit scoring in a big way.
In one study, people with high coronary calcium scores were five to six times as likely to develop heart disease as people with low calcium scores, says Yadon Arad of St.
In reviewing the data, we were puzzled why an employee that has good clinical skills, likes her work and is well liked by others would score below average in such fundamental aspects of her job as communication and attitude.
Figure 4 shows the score sheet for all of the parameters.
net)'s Sender Score Reputation Monitor lets operators identify bad senders from questionable senders, providing a tool for better automatic blocking of unwanted senders.
1% of American eighth grade students overall strongly agreed or agreed that math study is very important, where the mean and standard deviation of the total score was 3.