adj. of or pertaining to dicrotism (two arterial beats to each heart beat)

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  • Dicrotic — Di*crot ic, a. [Gr. ? = ? to knock, beat.] (Physiol.) (a) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse. (b) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dicrotic — [dī krät′ik] adj. [< Gr dikrotos, double beating (< di , DI 1 + krotos, rattling noise) + IC] of or having a double pulse beat with each heart beat [a dicrotic artery] dicrotism [dīkrə tiz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • dicrotic notch — n a secondary upstroke in the descending part of a pulse tracing corresponding to the transient increase in aortic pressure upon closure of the aortic valve called also dicrotic wave * * * a small downward deflection in the arterial pulse or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dicrotic pulse — A dicrotic pulse[1] is a type of pulse characterized by a percussion wave in systole and a prominent dicrotic wave in diastole. Physiologically, the dicrotic wave is the result of reflected waves from the lower extremities and aorta. Conditions… …   Wikipedia

  • dicrotic pulse — a pulse whose tracing has two peaks instead of the usual one, the second one coming during diastole as an exaggeration of the dicrotic wave. See also anacrotic p. and catadicrotic p …   Medical dictionary

  • dicrotic wave — the second portion of the arterial pulse or arterial pressure recording after the dicrotic notch, attributed to the reflected impulse of closure of the aortic valves. Called also recoil w …   Medical dictionary

  • dicrotic — adjective Etymology: Greek dikrotos, from di + krotos rattling noise, beat Date: circa 1811 1. of the pulse having a double beat 2. being or relating to the second part of the arterial pulse occurring during diastole of the heart or of an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dicrotic — dicrotism /duy kreuh tiz euhm/, n. /duy krot ik/, adj. Physiol. having or pertaining to a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart. [1700 10; < Gk díkrot(os) double beating (di DI 1 + krótos a clapping, rattling noise) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dicrotic — adjective Of or pertaining to dicrotism …   Wiktionary

  • dicrotic — Relating to dicrotism. [G. dikrotos, double beating] * * * di·crot·ic ( )dī krät ik adj 1) of the pulse having a double beat (as in certain febrile states in which the heart is overactive and the arterial walls are lacking in tone) compare… …   Medical dictionary

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