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impulse

noun actuation, drive, encouragement, immelling force, impetus, impulsio, impulsion, impulsus, incentive, motivation, motive, pressure, push, spontaneity, spontaneous inclination, stimulant, sudden desire, sudden force, thrust
Associated concepts: heat of passion, impulsive acts, irreeistible impulse, uncontrollable impulse
See also: catalyst, cause, desire, impetus, incentive, motive, passion, reason, stimulus
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Consequently, the pocket was dissected, and the old battery (Cardiac Impulse - Varsal, Italy, Figure 1e) was disconnected from the lead and a new VVI pacemaker battery was connected (Medtronic - Sensia, Minneapolis, USA).
Over the next two years, as a research associate at the Carnegie Institute and as a summer intern at the Marine Biological Station at Woods Hole, he turned to the study of the heart, gaining notoriety for his research on the cardiac impulse.
Electrical activity is altered in ischemic regions leading to slowing of cardiac impulse and prolongation of the duration of action potential.