Corrigan's pulse

noun
variants: or Corrigan pulse

Medical Definition of Corrigan's pulse

: a pulse characterized by a sharp rise to full expansion followed by immediate collapse that is seen in aortic insufficiency

called also water-hammer pulse

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“Corrigan's pulse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Corrigan%27s%20pulse. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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