palpitation

noun
pal·​pi·​ta·​tion | \ ˌpal-pə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce palpitation (audio) \

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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Examples of palpitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was transported in the ambulance from the courthouse after suffering chest pains, heart palpitations and other maladies Monday afternoon, defense attorney Donna Rotunno told CNN. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, "What's next for Harvey Weinstein and his accusers," 25 Feb. 2020 Blue, the woman from Flint, has been out of the hospital for nearly a month but still gets short of breath and suffers heart palpitations and anxiety. Author: Lenny Bernstein, Ariana Eunjung, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Second-week crash’ is time of peril for some covid-19 patients," 30 Apr. 2020 Weinstein, who was convicted on Monday of two felonies, is eventually ticketed for the infirmary unit at the Rikers Island prison, but has been at Bellevue since Monday after suffering from heart palpitations and high blood pressure. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Harvey Weinstein Directing Lawyer on Next Legal Steps During Hospital Stay," 27 Feb. 2020 The symptoms are listed as numbness of the neck, arms, and back as well as headaches, dizziness, and palpitations. Washington Post, "Asians cringe at ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’ in dictionary," 14 Jan. 2020 The result is a certain sense of deja vu for administration officials for whom any mention of infrastructure can cause palpitations. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Infrastructure falls apart: White House and Congress retreat from road building in next relief bill," 6 Apr. 2020 He was taken to Bellevue Hospital while at Rikers Island jail in New York City over concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations. NBC News, "Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum-security New York state prison," 19 Mar. 2020 After the verdict, Mr. Weinstein was taken by ambulance from the State Supreme Court in Manhattan to Bellevue Hospital Center with high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Jan Ransom, New York Times, "Weinstein Hospitalized With Heart Trouble After Judge Gives Him 23 Years," 12 Mar. 2020 But hours after the verdict, Mr. Weinstein, 67, experienced extremely high blood pressure and heart palpitations, his lawyers said. Jan Ransom, New York Times, "Weinstein Undergoes Heart Procedure Before Transfer to Jail," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of palpitation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2020

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“Palpitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palpitation. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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palpitation

noun
pal·​pi·​ta·​tion | \ ˌpal-pə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce palpitation (audio) \

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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