palpitation

noun pal·pi·ta·tion \ ˌpal-pə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of palpitation

: a rapid pulsation; especially : an abnormally rapid or irregular beating of the heart (such as that caused by panic, arrhythmia, or strenuous physical exercise)

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15th century

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palpitation

noun pal·pi·ta·tion \ ˌpal-pə-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of palpitation

: a rapid pulsation; especially : an abnormally rapid or irregular beating of the heart (as that caused by panic, arrhythmia, or strenuous physical exercise)


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