pulse wave


pulse wave
pulse wave n the wave of increased pressure started by the ventricular systole radiating from the semilunar valves over the arterial system at a rate varying between 20 and 30 feet (6.1 and 9.1 meters) per second in different arteries

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the elevation of the pulse felt by the finger or shown graphically in a recording of pulse or pressure.

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