catadicrotism

[ kăt′ə-dīkrə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

A condition of the pulse marked by two expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing two upward notches on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.

Other words from catadicrotism

cat′a•di•crotic (-krŏtĭk) adj.
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