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quincke's pulse

quincke's pulse in Medicine

Quincke's pulse n.
Capillary pulsation, as shown by alternate reddening and blanching of the nailbed with each heartbeat; it is a sign of arteriolar dilation and aortic insufficiency. Also called Quincke's sign.

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