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Medical Term:

capillary pulse

 

Definition: the alternate rhythmic blanching and reddening of a capillary area, as seen under the nails or in the lip, upon gentle compression; a sign of arteriolar dilation, well seen in aortic insufficiency.

See Also: Quincke pulse

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