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S wave


Definition of S WAVE

:  a wave (as from an earthquake) in which the propagated disturbance is a shear in an elastic medium (as the earth) — compare pressure wave

Origin of S WAVE

First Known Use: 1913
Medical Dictionary

S wave

noun \ˈes-ˌ\

Medical Definition of S WAVE

:  the negative downward deflection in the QRS complex of an electrocardiogram that follows the R wave


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