TITLE

pulse

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1818
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pulse" is presented. Pulse refers to the rate, rhythm, condition of arterial walls, compressibility and tension, and size and shape of the blood traveling through the arteries as a result of heartbeat. The normal rate of pulse in adults is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. However, the resting pulse is faster in febrile patients, anemic or hypovolemic persons and patients who have taken drugs.
ACCESSION #
21242910

 

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