Catacrotic
Catacrotic Cat`a*crot"ic, a. [Cata- + Gr. ? a beating.] (Physiol.) Designating, pertaining to, or characterized by, that form of pulse tracing, or sphygmogram, in which the descending portion of the curve is marked by secondary elevations due to two or more expansions of the artery in the same beat. -- {Ca*tac"rotism}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • catacrotic — Denoting a pulse tracing in which the downstroke is interrupted by one or more upward waves. * * * cata·crot·ic .kat ə krät ik adj relating to, being, or characterized by a pulse tracing in which the descending part of the curve is marked by… …   Medical dictionary

  • catacrotic wave — the wave of a tracing of a catacrotic pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • catacrotic limb — descending l. (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • catacrotic pulse — a pulse in which the descending limb of the tracing has a notch …   Medical dictionary

  • Catacrotism — Catacrotic Cat a*crot ic, a. [Cata + Gr. ? a beating.] (Physiol.) Designating, pertaining to, or characterized by, that form of pulse tracing, or sphygmogram, in which the descending portion of the curve is marked by secondary elevations due to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulse — The rhythmic dilation of an artery resulting from beating of the heart. It is often measured by feeling the arteries of the wrist. * * * Rhythmic dilation of an artery, produced by the increased volume of blood thrown into the vessel by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Catadicrotic — Catadicrotism Cat a*di cro*tism, n. [Cata + dicrotism.] (Physiol.) Quality or state of being catacrotic. {Cat a*di*crot ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catadicrotism — Cat a*di cro*tism, n. [Cata + dicrotism.] (Physiol.) Quality or state of being catacrotic. {Cat a*di*crot ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pulsus — SYN: pulse. [L. a stroke, pulse] p. abdominalis SYN: abdominal pulse. p. alternans SYN: alternating pulse. p. anadicrotus SYN: anacrotic pulse. p. bigeminus SYN: bigeminal pulse. p. bisferiens SYN: bisferious pulse. p. caprisans a bounding… …   Medical dictionary

  • descending limb — 1. the proximal part of the loop of Henle (see ansa nephroni [TA]). 2. the descending portion of a tracing of the pulse wave obtained by the manometer or the sphygmograph. Called also catacrotic l …   Medical dictionary

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