Signos vitales

Toggle: English / Spanish


Los signos vitales comprenden el ritmo cardíaco, la frecuencia respiratoria, la temperatura y la presión arterial. El médico puede observar, medir y vigilar sus signos vitales para evaluar su nivel de funcionamiento físico.

Los signos vitales normales cambian con la edad, el sexo, el peso, la tolerancia al ejercicio y la salud general.

Los rangos normales de los signos vitales para un adulto sano promedio mientras está en reposo son:

  • Presión arterial: 90/60 mm/Hg hasta 120/80 mm/Hg.
  • Respiración: 12 a 18 respiraciones por minuto.
  • Pulso: 60 a 100 latidos por minuto.
  • Temperatura: 36.5-37.2° C (97.8-99.1° F)/promedio de 37º C (98.6° F).

Nombres alternativos



Goldman’s Cecil Medicine

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 1/21/2013
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission ( URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2013 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

This page was last updated: May 20, 2014

Average rating (42)