Pulse

Definition of Pulse

n.1.Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
If all the world
Should, in a pet of temperance, feed on pulse.
- Milton.
1.(Physiol.) The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
2.Any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion, regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation; impulse; beat; movement.
The measured pulse of racing oars.
- Tennyson.
When the ear receives any simple sound, it is struck by a single pulse of the air, which makes the eardrum and the other membranous parts vibrate according to the nature and species of the stroke.
- Burke.
Pulse glass
an instrument consisting to a glass tube with terminal bulbs, and containing ether or alcohol, which the heat of the hand causes to boil; - so called from the pulsating motion of the liquid when thus warmed.
Pulse wave
(Physiol.) the wave of increased pressure started by the ventricular systole, radiating from the semilunar valves over the arterial system, and gradually disappearing in the smaller branches.
the pulse wave travels over the arterial system at the rate of about 29.5 feet in a second.
- H. N. Martin.
v. i.1.To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.
v. t.1.To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.

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