pulsus alternans

noun
pul·​sus al·​ter·​nans | \ ˈpəl-səs-ˈȯl-tər-ˌnanz How to pronounce pulsus alternans (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulsus alternans

: alternation of strong and weak beats of the arterial pulse due to alternate strong and weak ventricular contractions

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