pulse wave


n.

The progressive increase of pressure radiating through the arteries that occurs with each contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

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Example sentences from the Web for pulse wave

  • The progress of the pulse-wave must not be confused with the actual current of the blood itself.

    A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
  • To illustrate how the pulse-wave is transmitted along an artery.

    A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell