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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“Pulsus alternans.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pulsus%20alternans. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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