hard pulse

n.

A pulse that strikes forcibly against the tip of the finger and is difficult to compress, indicating hypertension.

Nearby words

  1. hexacosanoic acid,
  2. hexad,
  3. hexadactyly,
  4. hexadecane,
  5. hexadecanoic acid,
  6. hexaemeron,
  7. hexaethyl tetraphosphate,
  8. hexafluoride,
  9. hexagon,
  10. hexagonal


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