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tachycardia

tachycardia

noun tachy·car·dia \ˌta-ki-ˈkär-dē-ə\

Definition of TACHYCARDIA

:  relatively rapid heart action whether physiological (as after exercise) or pathological — compare bradycardia

Origin of TACHYCARDIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1889

tachycardia

noun tachy·car·dia \ˌtak-i-ˈkärd-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TACHYCARDIA

:  relatively rapid heart action whether physiological (as after exercise) or pathological—see junctional tachycardia, paroxysmal tachycardia, sinus tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia; compare bradycardia

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