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pulse pressure

noun
1.
the pressure of the pulse; the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures.
Origin of pulse pressure
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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pulse pressure in Medicine

pulse pressure n.
The variation in blood pressure occurring in an artery during the cardiac cycle; the difference between systolic and diastolic pressures.

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