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Referring to the upstroke or ascending limb of the arterial pulse tracing; an abbreviated form for anadicrotic, twice beating on the upstroke.
2. characterized by a notch, i.e., two waveforms in the ascending limb of the pulse tracing.
Referring to the upstroke or ascending limb of the arterial pulse tracing.
anacrotic(an?a-krot'ik) [ ana- + Gr. krotos, stroke]
1. Pert. to the ascending or vertical upstroke of a sphygmogram.
2. Pert. to a pulse wave tracing with a notched appearance near its summit.
3. Pert. to two heartbeats traced on the ascending line of a sphygmogram. See: pulse