Predicrotic Pre`di*crot"ic, a. (Physiol.) A term applied to the pulse wave sometimes seen in a pulse curve or sphygmogram, between the apex of the curve and the dicrotic wave. [1913 Webster]

The predicrotic or tidal wave is best marked in a hard pulse, i. e., where the blood pressure is high. --Landois & Stirling. [1913 Webster]

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  • predicrotic — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • predicrotic — Preceding the dicrotic notch. * * * pre·di·crot·ic (pre″di krotґik) occurring before the dicrotic notch and wave of the sphygmogram …   Medical dictionary

  • predicrotic — adj …   Useful english dictionary

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