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(Science: cardiology, physiology) The impulse transmitted to arteries by contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

Customarily palpated at the radial artery in the wrist. The pulse can provide information concerning the number of cardiac contractions per minute (rate) and the overall regularity of the contractions (rhythm). The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; he could feel the beat of her heart.The rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a persons health.Edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.).The 'beat' of blood that can be seen on blood vessels lying close to the skin when the left ventricle of the heart contracts to pump blood around the body.

It is the expansion and elongation of the arterial wall imparted by the column of blood and is passively produced by the pressure changes during ventricular systole and diastole.


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... reading is just a reading of high pressure and low - it's assumed the high is systolic...watching the gauge, the high pressure matches the pulse, but that would happen if some weird reverse was true also. One might imagine a condition where osmotic movement increases base pressure, but ...

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by teju85
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can Systolic BP ever be less than Diastolic?
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Can Systolic BP ever be less than Diastolic?

... reading is just a reading of high pressure and low - it's assumed the high is systolic...watching the gauge, the high pressure matches the pulse, but that would happen if some weird reverse was true also. One might imagine a condition where osmotic movement increases base pressure, but ...

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by Darby
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can Systolic BP ever be less than Diastolic?
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Enzymes

It has been done for many specific proteins. One good method is pulse-chase analysis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-chase_analysis

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by jonmoulton
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
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incorrectly using paired t-test for comparing pulse rates?

... No one else in my class has done a t-test so either the whole class is wrong or I am right :shock: General idea in the lab: 1. We measured the pulse rates at different times to see how it changed when we placed our faces underwater(dive reflex). 2. We then measured the pulse rates while holding ...

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by vulpes
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:10 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: incorrectly using paired t-test for comparing pulse rates?
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Heart rate+ measuring prior to exercise and after

... rate! I would appreciate if anyone posts suggestions please: I know that we have to rest and sit for at least 5 minutes before taking resting pulse... but how can we CHECK that 5 minutes is sufficient enough to take the reading? Thanks! :)

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by Nevana
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:27 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heart rate+ measuring prior to exercise and after
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