Definition of Dicrotic

1. a. Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse.



Definition of Dicrotic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to dicrotism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dicrotic

1. having a double pulse beat [adj]

Medical Definition of Dicrotic

1. Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse. Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave. Origin: Gr. = to knock, beat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicrotic

dicotyl
dicotyledenous
dicotyledonous
dicotyledons
dicotyls
dicoumarin
dicoumarins
dicoumarol
dicoumarols
dicrocoeliasis
dicrocoeliidae
dicrocoeliosis
dicrocoelium
dicrotal
dicrotic (current term)
dicrotic notch
dicrotic pulse
dicrotic wave
dicrotism
dicrotisms
dicrotophos
dict
dicta
dicta-
dictamen
dictamens
dictamnus
dictamnuses
dictaphone

Literary usage of Dicrotic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"The dicrotic Wave. The chief interest attaches to the nature and meaning of the ... In general the main conditions favouring the dicrotic wave are (1) a ..."

2. A Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"THE dicrotic PULSE. 1. The production of a dicrotic pulse is favored by a short primary pulse- wave, such as occurs usually in the presence of fever, ..."

3. Medical diagnosis: A Manual of Clinical Methods by John James Graham Brown (1884)
"Such are the conditions which, in practice, are found to produce the dicrotic pulse wave; and it may be noted in passing that simple or pure dicrotic pulse ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"Many authors, however, give an interpretation of the dicrotic wave different from that detailed above. Thus, it is held that the primary shrinking from A ..."

5. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"It is evident that the dicrotic character of the pulse is not, in reality, ... and in demons! rating the mechanism of the dicrotic pulse, lie shows that if ..."

6. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"A, upstroke; B, downstroke; C, pre-dicrotic wave; D, dicrotic; E,post-dicrotic wave. cases there is a secondary wave on the upstroke, which is called an ..."

7. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"In such a case the artery is felt to beat twice at each single beat of the ventricle, and is said, technically, to show a " dicrotic '' ' pulse. ..."

8. University of Michigan Studies by University of Michigan (1914)
"shows that the dicrotic was sometimes slightly lowered, sometimes slightly raised, ... The dicrotic was lowered in the position to the right. ..."

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