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extrasystole

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noun ex·tra·sys·to·le \-ˈsis-tə-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of extrasystole

  1. :  a premature beat of one of the chambers of the heart that leads to momentary arrhythmia



Origin of extrasystole

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1900


Medical Dictionary

extrasystole

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noun ex·tra·sys·to·le \-ˈsis-tə-(ˌ)lē\

Medical Definition of extrasystole

  1. :  a prematurely occurring beat of one of the chambers of the heart that leads to momentary arrhythmia but leaves the fundamental rhythm unchanged—called also premature beat

extrasystolic \-sis-ˈtäl-ik\play adjective



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