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wiry pulse

wiry pulse in Medicine

wiry pulse n.
A small, fine, incompressible pulse.

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  • A boy of sixteen had been taking a stomach-tonic for three months, but the thin, wiry pulse pointed to a different ailment.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • "I'd rather see him rave till it took ten men to hold him," he said, feeling the wiry pulse, which was now beyond his count.

    Bad Hugh Mary Jane Holmes

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