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Medical Term:

alternating pulse

 

Definition: mechanical alternation; a pulse regular in time but with alternate beats stronger and weaker, often detectable only with the sphygmomanometer or other pressure measurement and usually indicating serious myocardial disease.

Synonym(s): pulsus alternans

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