pulsation

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noun pul·sa·tion \ˌpəl-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of pulsation

  1. 1 :  rhythmical throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also :  a single beat or throb

  2. 2 :  a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (such as pressure, volume, or voltage)

Examples of pulsation in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of pulsation

15th century


Medical Dictionary

pulsation

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noun pul·sa·tion \ˌpəl-ˈsā-shən\

Medical Definition of pulsation

  1. 1:  rhythmic throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also :  a single beat or throb

  2. 2:  a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of a quantity (as pressure, volume, or voltage)



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