catacrotic pulse


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cat·a·crot·ic pulse

a pulse in which there is an upward notch interrupting the descending limb of the sphygmogram.
Synonym(s): pulsus catacrotus
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catacrotic pulse

A pulse showing one or more secondary waves on the descending limb of the main wave.
See also: pulse
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