monocrotic pulse

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mon·o·crot·ic pulse

a pulse without any perceptible dicrotism.
Synonym(s): pulsus monocrotus

monocrotic pulse

Etymology: Gk, monos, single, krotein, to strike; L, pulsare, to beat
a pulse characterized by a single wave.


Denoting a pulse the curve of which presents no notch or subsidiary wave in its descending line.
[mono- + G. krotos, a beat]


The state in which the pulse is monocrotic.
[mono- + G. krotos, a beat]

monocrotic pulse

A pulse in which the sphygmogram shows a simple ascending and descending uninterrupted line and no dicrotism.
See also: pulse