Definition of Dicrotism

1. n. A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.



Definition of Dicrotism

1. Noun. The condition of each beat of the pulse consisting of two sphygmographic waves ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dicrotism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dicrotism

1. A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicrotism

dicotyledons
dicotyls
dicoumarin
dicoumarins
dicoumarol
dicoumarols
dicrocoeliasis
dicrocoeliidae
dicrocoeliosis
dicrocoelium
dicrotal
dicrotic
dicrotic notch
dicrotic pulse
dicrotic wave
dicrotism (current term)
dicrotisms
dicrotophos
dict
dicta
dicta-
dictamen
dictamens
dictamnus
dictamnuses
dictaphone
dictaphones
dictate
dictated
dictated but not read

Literary usage of Dicrotism

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 (1891)
"dicrotism. In nearly all pulse tracings, the curve of the expansion and recoil of the artery is broken by two, three, or several smaller elevations and ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1881)
"DESPITE the enormous amount of labour and thought bestowed upon attempts to explain " pulse dicrotism," much doubt still exists as to the manner of its ..."

3. Heart studies, chiefly clinical by William Ewart (1894)
"A tactile study of dicrotism cannot be included in these pages, the author not having ... dicrotism " not being bound up with any structural defects, ..."

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