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Beck's triad


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1 the classical diagnostic features of cardiac tamponade: dilated neck veins, a fall in blood pressure, and muffled heart sounds. [C. S. Beck (1894–1971), US surgeon]

2 pessimistic views of oneself, the future, and the present: a triad of symptoms characteristic of clinical depression. [A. T. Beck]

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