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dicrotic

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adjective di·crot·ic \dī-ˈkrä-tik\

Definition of dicrotic

  1. 1 of the pulse :  having a double beat

  2. 2 :  being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period

di·cro·tism play \ˈdī-krə-ˌti-zəm\ noun


Origin of dicrotic

Greek dikrotos, from di- + krotos rattling noise, beat


First Known Use: circa 1811


Medical Dictionary

dicrotic

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adjective di·crot·ic \(ˈ)dī-ˈkrät-ik\

Medical Definition of dicrotic

  1. 1of the pulse :  having a double beat (as in certain febrile states in which the heart is overactive and the arterial walls are lacking in tone)—compare monocrotic

  2. 2:  being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an arterial pressure recording made during the same period

  3. di·cro·tism \ˈdī-krə-ˌtiz-əm\play noun




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