Polycrotism
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]

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  • 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

  • polycrotism — A condition in which the sphygmographic tracing shows several upward breaks in the descending wave. [poly + G. krotos, a beat] * * * pol·yc·ro·tism (pol ikґrə tiz əm) presence of a polycrotic pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • polycrotism — polycˈrotism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑poly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycrotic — Pol y*crot ic (p[o^]l [i^]*kr[o^]t [i^]k), a. [Poly + Gr. krotei^n to beat.] (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism; as, a polycrotic pulse; a polycrotic pulse curve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polycrotic — adjective Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism a polycrotic pulse …   Wiktionary

  • polycrotic — Relating to or marked by polycrotism. * * * poly·crot·ic (pol″e krotґik) [poly + Gr. krotos beat] characterized by secondary waves to each beat in the pulse tracing …   Medical dictionary

  • πολυκροτισμός — ο, Ν ιατρ. η ιδιότητα τού σφυγμού να παρουσιάζει δευτερογενή κύματα στα σφυγμομετρικά διαγράμματα σε χρόνιες δηλητηριάσεις και περιπτώσεις βραδυκαρδίας. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. polycrotism < πολυ * + κρότος + κατάλ. ισμός] …   Dictionary of Greek

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