tension artérielle bien frappée / pouls bien frappé [Canadian]

16:40 Dec 1, 2003
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French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: tension artérielle bien frappée / pouls bien frappé [Canadian]
In a medical report from Quebec:

Signes vitaux: TA [Tension artérielle], Pouls, Respiration, Température

TA = 90/45 mmHg
Description: normale

Signes vitaux: TA, Pouls, Respiration
TA = 110/70 mmHg
Description: bien frappée

Signes vitaux: TA, Pouls, Respiration
TA = 105/60 mmHg
Description: bien frappée
Rachel Vanarsdall
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Summary of answers provided
4A full, tense pulse.
Shog Imas
2 +1regular rythme
3strong/bounding etc. pulse
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strong/bounding etc. pulse

I'm not a medical person, but the examples found on the web suggest that "bien frappé" is in fact said of a pulse. Since pulse and blood pressure are linked, it's not surprising someone has mixed the two by ellipsis, but I feel the translation should refer to the pulse, not the pressure.

<<strong pulse, a forcible pulse of high amplitude; see also high-tension p. Called also bounding, full, or tense p. and pulsus fortis, magnus, or plenus.>>

[Pulse Volume - strength or amplitude. Force of blood per beat. May be absent or bounding. Weak, feeble, thready

Scale for measuring Pulse Volume
0 Absent, not discernible
1 Thready or weak
2 Normal, detected readily, obliterated by strong pressure
4 Bounding, difficult to obliterate]

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A full, tense pulse.

A full, tense, and strong pulse is when the artery swells boldly under the finger, and resists its pressure more or less; if, in addition to this, the pulsation be very rapid, it is called quick, full, and strong; if slow, the contrary.

A hard, corded pulse is that in which the artery feels like the string of a violin, or a piece of tightened cat-gut, giving considerable resistance to the pressure of the finger.

The soft and intermitting pulses are easily known by their names. In cases of extreme debility, on the approach of death, and in some particular diseases, the artery vibrates under the finger like a thread.

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bien frappée (Canadian)
regular rythme

a mere guess

Note added at 6 hrs 51 mins (2003-12-01 23:31:23 GMT)

a good rythme

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  lenkl: How would you pronounce that?
5 hrs
  -> like "vive la France"!

agree  zaphod: Christ Lenkl give the guy a break!
6 hrs
  -> thanks, zaphod
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