What does the word pulse mean?

Usage examples for pulse

  1. Again I ask you if I may feel your pulse." – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  2. The Queen's weakness was so great that her pulse could hardly be felt. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  3. Mike knelt over the man and took his pulse. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett