auscultatory gap

n.

In measuring blood pressure by the auscultatory method, the period during which sounds indicating true systolic pressure fade away and reappear at a lower pressure point.

Nearby words

  1. auscultate,
  2. auscultation,
  3. auscultative,
  4. auscultatory,
  5. auscultatory alternans,
  6. auscultatory percussion,
  7. ausform,
  8. ausforming,
  9. ausgleich,
  10. auslander


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