pulse wave


: the wave of increased pressure started by the ventricular systole radiating from the semilunar valves over the arterial system at a rate varying between 20 and 30 feet (6.1 and 9.1 meters) per second in different arteries

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“Pulse wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pulse%20wave. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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