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Descriptor in English: Pulse
Descriptor in Spanish: Pulso Arterial
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pulso Arterial
Descriptor in French: Pouls
Entry term(s): Pulses
Tree number(s): E01.370.370.380.650
G09.330.380.750
Scope note: The rhythmical expansion and contraction of an ARTERY produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of BLOOD from the left ventricle of the HEART as it contracts.
Annotation: do not add PULSE for PULSE PRESSURE see BLOOD PRESSURE unless particularly discussed; note TRADITIONAL PULSE DIAGNOSIS is available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
See also the descriptors: Heart Rate MeSH
Traditional Pulse Diagnosis MeSH
DeCS UI: 12109
Descriptor UI: D011674
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/03/09
Pulse - Preferred
Concept UI M0018154
Scope note The rhythmical expansion and contraction of an ARTERY produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of BLOOD from the left ventricle of the HEART as it contracts.
Preferred term Pulse
Entry term(s) Pulses



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