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Medical Term:

pistol-shot femoral sound


Definition: a shotlike systolic sound heard over the femoral artery in high output states, especially aortic insufficiency; presumably due to sudden stretching of the elastic wall of the artery; pistol-shot sounds may also be heard over other relatively large arteries, brachial, radial.

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