Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Pulse

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

pulse

(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.