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water-hammer pulse


Definition: a pulse with forcible impulse but immediate collapse, characteristic of aortic incompetency.

Synonym(s): cannonball pulse, collapsing pulse, piston pulse, pulsus celerrimus, triphammer pulse

See Also: Corrigan sign

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