dicrotic


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Related to dicrotic: anacrotic pulse, dicrotic wave

di·crot·ic

(dī-krot'ik),
Relating to dicrotism.
[G. dikrotos, double-beating]

dicrotic

[dīkrot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, dikrotos double beating
pertaining to a waveform that has two separate peaks. A dicrotic notch in a normal arterial waveform indicates aortic valve closure.

di·crot·ic

(dī-krot'ik)
Relating to dicrotism.
[G. dikrotos, double-beating]

dicrotic

Having two waves, especially of a pulse.

dicrotic

having the characteristic of dicrotism, e.g. the dicrotic notch of the pulse.
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Tone characteristics of cerebral vessels and parameters of blood supply were found to have similar relationship; the longer drug use duration is the less blood supply of cerebral vessels as well as lower dicrotic index characterizing vascular tone can be observed.
The tongue is furred, the pulse is full and bounding, but rarely dicrotic.
When blood begins to flow across the aortic valve, a dicrotic notch appears on the arterial wave form.