A Slippery pulse feels smooth, rounded, slippery to the touch, as if it were oily. It slides under the fingers.
- Retention of food
The Slippery pulse indicates Phlegm, Dampness, retention of food or pregnancy.
Generally speaking, the slippery pulse is Full by definition, but in some cases it can also be Weak, indicating Phlegm or Dampness with a background of Qi deficiency.