pulsus bisferiens


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pulsus

 [pul´sus] (L.)
pulsus alter´nans alternating pulse.
pulsus bige´minus bigeminal pulse.
pulsus bisfe´riens a pulse characterized by two strong systolic peaks separated by a midsystolic dip, most commonly occurring in pure aortic regurgitation with stenosis.
pulsus ce´ler quick pulse.
pulsus dif´ferens inequality of the pulse observable at corresponding sites on either side of the body.
pulsus paradox´us paradoxical pulse.
pulsus par´vus et tar´dus a small hard pulse that rises and falls slowly.
pulsus tar´dus slow pulse.

bis·fer·i·ous pulse

an arterial pulse with two strong peaks.
Synonym(s): pulsus bisferiens

bis·fer·i·ous pulse

(bis-fer'ē-ŭs pŭls)
Having two beats; an arterial pulse with peaks that may be palpable.
Synonym(s): pulsus bisferiens.

pulsus bisferiens

A pulse with a double peak. This is suggestive of a narrowing and leakage of the heart valve at the beginning of the AORTA.