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 two or more expansions of the artery in the same beat. -- {Ca*tac"rotism}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • catacrotism — A condition of the pulse in which there are one or more secondary expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing secondary upward waves on the downstroke of the pulse tracing. [cata + G. krotos, beat] * * * ca·tac·ro·tism (kə… …   Medical dictionary

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