Monocrotism
Monocrotism Mo*noc"ro*tism, n. [Gr. mo`nos alone + ? a beating.] (Physiol.) That condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve or sphygmogram shows but a single crest, the dicrotic elevation entirely disappearing. [1913 Webster]

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  • monocrotism — The state in which the pulse is monocrotic. [mono + G. krotos, a beat] * * * mo·noc·ro·tism (mə nokґrə tiz əm) [mono + Gr. krotos beat] presence of a monocrotic pulse, with neither an anacrotic nor a dicrotic notch. monocrotic adj …   Medical dictionary

  • Monocrotic — Mon o*crot ic, a. (Physiol.) Of, pertaining to, or showing, monocrotism; as, a monocrotic pulse; a pulse of the monocrotic type. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polycrotism — Po*lyc ro*tism, n. (Physiol.) That state or condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve, or sphygmogram, shows several secondary crests or elevations; contrasted with {monocrotism} and {dicrotism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polycrotism — noun That state or condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve, or sphygmogram, shows several secondary crests or elevations; contrasted with monocrotism and dicrotism …   Wiktionary

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