- - 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. catacrotus SYN: catacrotic pulse.- p. catadicrotus SYN: catadicrotic pulse.- p. celerrimus SYN: water-hammer pulse.- p. debilis a weak pulse.- p. differens a condition in which the pulses in the two radial or other corresponding arteries differ in strength. SYN: p. incongruens.- p. durus SYN: hard pulse.- p. filiformis SYN: thready pulse.- p. fluens SYN: undulating pulse.- p. formicans a very small, nearly imperceptible pulse, the impression it gives to the finger being compared to formication.- p. fortis a full strong pulse.- p. frequens a rapid pulse.- p. incongruens SYN: p. differens.- p. infrequens a slow pulse.- p. intercidens SYN: intermittent pulse.- p. intercurrens an occasional strong dicrotic pulse wave giving the impression of an intercurrent ventricular contraction.- p. irregularis perpetuus permanently irregular pulse often caused by, or characteristic of, atrial fibrillation; it may also be produced by a wide variety of other chaotic rhythms.- p. mollis a soft, easily compressible pulse.- p. monocrotus SYN: monocrotic pulse.- p. myurus a pulse marked by a wave, the apex of which is reached suddenly and which then subsides very gradually. SYN: mousetail pulse.- p. paradoxus (pul′sus par′a-doks-us) SYN: paradoxic pulse.- p. parvus et tardus (pul′sus par′vus a tar′dus) small, late pulse considered typical of severe aortic stenosis.- p. respiratione intermittens SYN: paradoxic pulse.- p. tardus a pulse with pathologically gradual upstroke typical of severe aortic stenosis. SEE ALSO: plateau pulse.- p. tremulus a feeble fluttering pulse.- p. venosus SYN: venous pulse.
* * *pul·sus (pulґsəs) pl. pulґsus [L., from pellere to beat] pulse.
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