alternating pulse


A pulse pattern that occurs at regular intervals but alternates between weak and strong beats; usually indicates myocardial disease.pulsus alternans

Nearby words

  1. alternating calculus,
  2. alternating current,
  3. alternating group,
  4. alternating hemiplegia,
  5. alternating light,
  6. alternating series,
  7. alternating tremor,
  8. alternating voltage,
  9. alternating-gradient focusing,
  10. alternation

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