- ejection phase and sphygmic p. See illustration at cardiac cycle, under cycle.
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period of isovolumic relaxation — a short interval (0.05 second) during ventricular diastole, immediately following the ejection period and lasting from semilunar valve closing to atrioventricular valve opening; as the muscle fibers relax, the ventricular pressure drops and the… … Medical dictionary
Ejection (sports) — In sports, an ejection (or dismissal or sending off) is a disqualifying action assessed to a player or coach by a game official (such as a referee or umpire), usually for unsportsmanlike conduct.Many ejections occur for such actions as fighting… … Wikipedia
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ejection — 1. The act of driving or throwing out by physical force from within. 2. That which is ejected. SYN: ejecta. [L. ejectio, from ejicio, to cast out] * * * ejec·tion (e jekґshən) [L. ejectus, past part. of ejicere to cast out] 1. the act of… … Medical dictionary
ejection phase — see under period … Medical dictionary
sphygmic period — ejection p … Medical dictionary
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PEP — The abbreviation PEP stands for a number of things in medicine including post exposure prophylaxis. Prophylaxis means a defense or protection. Post exposure prophylaxis, for example, might concern the treatment of a health care worker exposed by… … Medical dictionary