tenting

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tenting 

tenting EKG image from New Medical Terms

tenting on EKG

CARDIOLOGY

A popular term for symmetrical “peaking” of the T wave on an EKG, which is associated with a lengthening of P-R interval, and typically seen in early hyperkalaemia.

With further increases of K+, the P wave disappears and a sine wave appears

MEDSPEAK

A clinical sign evoked by lightly pinching a patient’s skin; under usual conditions, skin springs back to a flattened position and doesn’t tent. A delay in flattening (“tenting”) is seen in severe dehydration. It is also seen in the elderly, whose dermal collagen and elastin have undergone age-related cross-linking. 

PHYSIOLOGY, SEXOLOGY

A popular term for focal lengthening of the anterior vaginal wall that occurs during arousal.  

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