pulsation

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pul·sa·tion

noun \ˌpəl-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of PULSATION

1
:  rhythmical throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also :  a single beat or throb
2
:  a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (as pressure, volume, or voltage)

Examples of PULSATION

  1. <you should press against the artery in your wrist and count the pulsations to calculate your heart rate>

First Known Use of PULSATION

15th century

pul·sa·tion

noun \ˌpəl-ˈsā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PULSATION

1
: rhythmic throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also : a single beat or throb
2
: a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (as pressure, volume, or voltage)

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