What does pulses mean?

Definitions for pulses

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pulses.

Did you actually mean pulse or peleus?


  1. pulses

    In medicine, a pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the cardiac cycle (heartbeat) by trained fingertips. The pulse may be palpated in any place that allows an artery to be compressed near the surface of the body, such as at the neck (carotid artery), 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 by 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 (superficial and deep). The study of the pulse is known as sphygmology.

Editors Contribution

  1. pulsesnoun

    Plural noun and verb form of the word pulse.

    The computer operates on a variety of pulses that communicate with other hardware within the digital system.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 3, 2016  

How to pronounce pulses?

How to say pulses in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulses in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pulses in a Sentence

  1. Manton:

    Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires.

  2. Balbir Arniawali:

    At the current price guar is not profitable. Pulses, paddy are giving better returns.

  3. De Souza:

    We did this study as one in (a) series of papers we are working on to assess the effects of pulses on blood pressure, blood cholesterol, body weight, and appetite control to help guidelines committees to better formulate dietary advice.

  4. De Souza:

    In another study we did, we found they may help with appetite control - eating 100 calories worth of pulses at a meal will make you feel about one-third more full than 100 calories from another food.

  5. Marcie Bockbrader:

    We can get something like 2 millimeter accuracy when we’re delivering 900 stimulation pulses over the course of 15 minutes, so it’s a 3D targeting within the brain based on the individual patient’s motor area for their hand.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for pulses

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for pulses »


Find a translation for the pulses definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"pulses." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pulses>.

Discuss these pulses definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for pulses? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    light informal conversation for social occasions
    A swag
    B mealie
    C howdah
    D chin-wag

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pulses: