pulsus paradoxus

noun
pulsus par·​a·​dox·​us | \ -ˌpar-ə-ˈdäk-səs How to pronounce pulsus paradoxus (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulsus paradoxus

: a pulse that weakens abnormally during inspiration and is symptomatic of various abnormalities (as pericarditis)

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