TITLE

pulsus

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1819
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pulsus" is presented. It refers to a pulse. Various categories of pulses include celler, differens, and paradoxus. Differens is a condition in which the pulses on either side of the body are of unequal intensity. It is seen sometimes in aortic dissection, or in atherosclerotic obstruction of one of the subclavian arteries.
ACCESSION #
21242915

 

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