dysrhythmia

noun
dys·​rhyth·​mia | \ dis-ˈrit͟h-mē-ə How to pronounce dysrhythmia (audio) \

Definition of dysrhythmia

: an abnormal rhythm especially : a disordered rhythm exhibited in a record of electrical activity of the brain or heart

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Other Words from dysrhythmia

dysrhythmic \ dis-​ˈrit͟h-​mik How to pronounce dysrhythmia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dysrhythmia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slater, 37, died of cardiac dysrhythmia and her manner of death was natural, according to results of an autopsy by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office released last month. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 11 Sep. 2020 Oregon State Medical Examiner Sean Hurst ruled that Pitts died from cardiac dysrhythmia due to hypertensive heart disease, and his condition was made worse by the physical exertion from the fight with police. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dysrhythmia

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysrhythmia

dys- + -rhythmia (in arrhythmia)

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The first known use of dysrhythmia was circa 1909

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“Dysrhythmia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysrhythmia. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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dysrhythmia

noun
dys·​rhyth·​mia | \ dis-ˈrit͟h-mē-ə How to pronounce dysrhythmia (audio) \

Medical Definition of dysrhythmia

1 : an abnormal rhythm especially : a disordered rhythm exhibited in a record of electrical activity of the brain or heart
2 : jet lag

Other Words from dysrhythmia

dysrhythmic \ -​mik How to pronounce dysrhythmia (audio) \ adjective

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