catacrotic

Denoting a pulse tracing in which the downstroke is interrupted by one or more upward waves.

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cata·crot·ic .kat-ə-'krät-ik adj relating to, being, or characterized by a pulse tracing in which the descending part of the curve is marked by secondary peaks due to two or more expansions of the artery in the same beat

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cata·crot·ic (kat″ə-krotґik) 1. pertaining to the descending limb of a pulse tracing. 2. characterized by a notch (i.e., having two waveforms) in the descending limb of a pulse tracing.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catacrotic wave — the wave of a tracing of a catacrotic pulse …   Medical dictionary

  • catacrotic limb — descending l. (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • catacrotic pulse — a pulse in which the descending limb of the tracing has a notch …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulse — The rhythmic dilation of an artery resulting from beating of the heart. It is often measured by feeling the arteries of the wrist. * * * Rhythmic dilation of an artery, produced by the increased volume of blood thrown into the vessel by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Catadicrotic — Catadicrotism Cat a*di cro*tism, n. [Cata + dicrotism.] (Physiol.) Quality or state of being catacrotic. {Cat a*di*crot ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catadicrotism — Cat a*di cro*tism, n. [Cata + dicrotism.] (Physiol.) Quality or state of being catacrotic. {Cat a*di*crot ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pulsus — SYN: pulse. [L. a stroke, pulse] 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. caprisans a bounding… …   Medical dictionary

  • descending limb — 1. the proximal part of the loop of Henle (see ansa nephroni [TA]). 2. the descending portion of a tracing of the pulse wave obtained by the manometer or the sphygmograph. Called also catacrotic l …   Medical dictionary

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