catacrotism

catacrotism

 [kah-tak´rŏ-tizm]
a pulse anomaly in which a small additional wave or notch appears in the descending limb of the pulse tracing. adj., adj catacrot´ic.

ca·tac·ro·tism

(kă-tak'rō-tizm),
A condition of the pulse in which there are one or more secondary expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing secondary upward waves on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.
[cata- + G. krotos, beat]

ca·tac·ro·tism

(kă-tak'rŏ-tizm)
An anomaly of the pulse with one or more secondary expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing secondary upward waves on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.
[cata- + G. krotos, beat]
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