dicrotic


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dicrotic

[dī′kräd·ik]
(medicine)
Pertaining to a secondary pressure wave in an artery on the descending limb of a main wave during diastole of the heart.
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15 Ohm); conversely, the increase in dicrotic index (DI) could be seen (83.
Availing of the heartlung interaction, if we observe closely the pulse pressure dicrotic wave generated by a peripheral artery in patients on mechanical ventilation, we will note a variation in its contour according to the phase of the current ventilatory cycle (2,3,10); this is how during inspiration, the wave tends to rise and during the expiratory phase it is depressed (Figure 1).