dicrotic


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Related to dicrotic: anacrotic pulse, dicrotic wave

di·crot·ic

(dī-krot'ik),
Relating to dicrotism.
[G. dikrotos, double-beating]

dicrotic

[dīkrot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, dikrotos double beating
pertaining to a waveform that has two separate peaks. A dicrotic notch in a normal arterial waveform indicates aortic valve closure.

di·crot·ic

(dī-krot'ik)
Relating to dicrotism.
[G. dikrotos, double-beating]

dicrotic

Having two waves, especially of a pulse.

dicrotic

having the characteristic of dicrotism, e.g. the dicrotic notch of the pulse.
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P2 is more variable and ends on the dicrotic notch.
1, the pressure range was limited to maintain the presence of an apparent dicrotic notch in the waveform derivative whose disappearance has been observed to precede the shutdown of pulsing blood vessels.
Additionally, IntelliSync sets balloon inflation at the dicrotic notch -- the notch separating the systolic from the diastolic part of the pressure wave -- and deflates the balloon at the start of systole, enabling it to respond to variations in signal quality by choosing a new trigger source.