pulse deficit

n.

The difference between the heart rate and the palpable pulse, as is often seen in atrial fibrillation.

Nearby words

  1. pulsatively,
  2. pulsator,
  3. pulsatory,
  4. pulse,
  5. pulse code modulation,
  6. pulse dialing,
  7. pulse generator,
  8. pulse height analyser,
  9. pulse modulation,
  10. pulse pressure


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