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di·pha·sic

(dī-fā'zik),
Occurring in or characterized by two phases or stages.

diphasic

/di·pha·sic/ (-fa´zik) having two phases.

diphasic

[dīfā′zik]
Etymology: Gk, di, twice, phasis, appearance
pertaining to something that occurs in two stages or phases.

di·pha·sic

(dī-fā'zik)
Occurring in or characterized by two phases or stages.

diphasic

occurring in two phases (Box 1)
Box 1: The interpretation of Doppler arterial sounds
  • Triphasic (three clear sounds at each pulse beat): a triphasic sound indicates a very healthy artery, with no impedance to blood flow, and good elastic arterial walls. Note: The third sound may not be heard without headphones

  • Biphasic (two clear sounds at each pulse beat): a biphasic pulse sound indicates reasonable arterial health

  • Monophasic (one sound at each pulse beat): a monophasic pulse sound indicates poor arterial health, inelastic arteries and poor peripheral perfusion

diphasic

occurring in two phases.

diphasic milk fever
a disease of humans transmitted via the milk of goats and caused by the tickborne encephalitis virus. Called also Russian spring-summer encephalitis. Ixodes ricinus is the vector and goats and other ruminants are inapparent reservoirs.