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Definition of Pulse

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beat, throb; expand and contract rhythmically; vibrate, quiver; flow; cause to pulse; produce or control in the form of short pulses; cause an apparatus to produce pulses (as "to pulse the food processor"); (Medicine) administer medication in interrupted and in concentrated dosages to avoid undesirable side effects
heartbeat, rhythmic expansion and contraction of the heart; throbbing, beating; edible seeds of various plants; plants producing these types of seeds
Pulse Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.
(v. i.)
To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.
The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\pulse\ (?), n. [oe. puls, l. puls, pultis, a thick pap or pottage made of meal, pulse, etc. see poultice, and cf. pousse.] leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc. if all the world should, in a pet of temperance, feed on pulse.
\pulse\, n. [oe. pous, of. pous, f. pouls, fr. l. pulsus (sc. venarum), the beating of the pulse, the pulse, from pellere, pulsum, to beat, strike; cf. gr. &?; to swing, shake, &?; to shake. cf. appeal, compel, impel, push.]
1. (physiol.) the beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
note: in an artery the pulse is due to the expansion and contraction of the elastic walls of the artery by the action of the heart upon the column of blood in the arterial system. on the commencement of the diastole of the ventricle, the semilunar valves are closed, and the aorta recoils by its elasticity so as to force part of its contents into the vessels farther onwards. these, in turn, as they already contain a certain quantity of blood, expand, recover by an elastic recoil, and transmit the movement with diminished intensity. thus a series of movements, gradually diminishing in intensity, pass along the arterial system (see the note under heart). for the sake of convenience, the radial artery at the wrist is generally chosen to detect the precise character of the pulse. the pulse rate varies with age, position, sex, stature, physical and psychical influences, etc.
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. 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.
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.
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. n. martin.

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Called = n. stalks of pulse, thistles, and the like
Pys = n. pease, pulse
WordNet 2.0

1. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients); "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"
(synonym) pulsation, pulsing, impulse
(hypernym) wave, undulation
(derivation) pulsate
(classification) electronics
2. the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
(synonym) pulsation, heartbeat, beat
(hypernym) periodic event, recurrent event
(hyponym) diastole
(derivation) pulsate, throb
3. the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
(synonym) pulse rate, heart rate
(hypernym) vital sign
(hyponym) femoral pulse
(derivation) pulsate, throb
4. edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.)
(hypernym) legume

1. expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically; "The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"
(synonym) pulsate, throb
(hypernym) beat, pound, thump
(verb-group) pulsate, beat, quiver
(derivation) pulse rate, heart rate
2. produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
(synonym) pulsate
(hypernym) produce, make, create
(derivation) pulsation, pulsing, impulse
3. drive by or as if by pulsation; "A soft breeze pulsed the air"
(hypernym) move, displace
(cause) pulsate, throb
Pulse Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of your pulse, is warning to look after your affairs and health with close care, as both are taking on debilitating conditions.

To dream of feeling the pulse of another, signifies that you are committing depredations in Pleasure's domain.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Pulse Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. A rapid, transient change in the amplitude of a signal from a baseline value to a higher or lower value, followed by a rapid return to the baseline value. (188 ) 2. A rapid change in some characteristic of a signal, e.g., phase or frequency , from a baseline value to a higher or lower value, followed by a rapid return to the baseline value.
A very short duration of time. In regard to a radar, it is a brief burst of a electromagnetic radiation emitted by the radar.
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
A transmission of very brief duration used to carry information by using time measurement or as a series of pulses representing code.
Fiber Optics, Optical Networking Terms
A current or voltage which changes abruptly from one value to another and back to the original value in a finite length of time. Used to describe one particular variation in a series of wave motions.
Pulse Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In medicine, a pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the heartbeat by trained fingertips. The pulse may be palpated in any place that allows an artery to be compressed against a bone, such as at the neck (carotid artery), on the inside of the elbow (brachial artery), at the wrist (radial artery), at the groin (femoral artery), behind the knee (popliteal artery), near the ankle joint (posterior tibial artery), and on foot (dorsalis pedis artery). Pulse (or the count of arterial pulse per minute) is equivalent to measuring the heart rate. The heart rate can also be measured by listening to the heart beat directly (auscultation), traditionally using a stethoscope and counting it for a minute. The radial pulse is commonly measured using three fingers. This has a reason; the finger closest to the heart is used to occlude the pulse pressure, the Middle finger is used get a crude estimate of the blood pressure, and the finger most distal to the heart ( usually the ring finger) is used to nullify the effect of the ulnar pulse as the two arteries are connected via the palmar arches. The study of the pulse is known as sphygmology.

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A pulse in physiology, is the throbbing of arteries as an effect of heartbeat. Pulse commonly also refers to:
  • Pulse (music), a rhythmic succession of sounds
  • Pulse (physics), a single and abrupt emission of particles or radiation
  • Pulse (signal processing), a rapid and transient change from a baseline
  • Pulse (legume) a leguminous crop, often used for food for humans and livestock

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Pulse! may refer to:
  • Pulse! magazine, a former music magazine published by Tower Records in the United States
  • Pulse! radio, a student run radio station at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom

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Pulse Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
sagau, sagaya
Pulse Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Dan. 1:12, 16), R.V. "herbs," vegetable food in general.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(seeds) usually means peas, beans and the seeds that grow in pods. In the Authorized Version it occurs only in (Lamentations 1:12,16) as the translation of words the literal meaning of which is "seeds" of any kind. Probably the term denotes uncooked grain of any kind, as barley wheat, millet, vetches, etc.
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Pulse Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The pulse is the rhythmic dilation of an artery resulting from beating of the heart. It is often measured by feeling the arteries of the wrist The word pulse is from the Latin pulsus meaning, among other things, a beating. The ancient Greeks and Romans recognized that the pulse in arteries (as at the wrist) was connected with the beating of the heart.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
A pulsating artery that gives evidence that the heart is beating, usually about 70 times per minute