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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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