the pressure of the pulse; the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures.
pulse pressure n.
The variation in blood pressure occurring in an artery during the cardiac cycle; the difference between systolic and diastolic pressures.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the rate of the pulse: stated in pulsations per minute. pulse rate n. The rate of the pulse as observed in an artery, expressed as beats per minute.
noun, Telecommunications. 1. the number of pulses per second in a system of pulse transmission. Abbreviation: PRF.
- Pulse therapy
pulse therapy n. A short, intensive administration of pharmacotherapy, usually given at intervals such as weekly or monthly, often used in treating cancer.
- Pulse-time modulation
[puhls-tahym] /ˈpʌlsˌtaɪm/ noun, Electronics. 1. radio transmission in which the carrier is modulated to produce a series of pulses timed to transmit the amplitude and pitch of a signal. Abbr.: PTM.