Definition of pulsatile in English:


Line breaks: pul¦sa|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌlsətʌɪl


chiefly Physiology
Pulsating; relating to pulsation: pulsatile tinnitus
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  • Characteristically, patients presenting with glomus tumors are women 40 to 50 years of age who report pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss.
  • The tracing shown below demonstrates the pulsatile velocities of red blood cells over time as shown using Doppler ultrasound technology.
  • Carotid artery dissection is a possibility in patients who present with pulsatile tinnitus.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin pulsatilis (in vena pulsatilis 'artery'), from the verb pulsare (see pulsate).

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