pulsebeat

[puhls-beet]
noun
1.
pulse1 ( def 1 ).
2.
a hint or intimation of feeling, desires, etc.: the pulsebeat of a town.

Origin:
1835–45; pulse1 + beat

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The doctors noted irregular breathing movements and a possible heartbeat, although they could not detect a pulsebeat.
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