pulsus paradoxus

noun

pulsus par·​a·​dox·​us -ˌpar-ə-ˈdäk-səs How to pronounce pulsus paradoxus (audio)
: a pulse that weakens abnormally during inspiration and is symptomatic of various abnormalities (as pericarditis)

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“Pulsus paradoxus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pulsus%20paradoxus. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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