sinoatrial node

noun

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Sinoatrial node.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinoatrial%20node. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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sinoatrial node

noun

Medical Definition of sinoatrial node

: a small mass of tissue that is made up of Purkinje fibers, ganglion cells, and nerve fibers, that is embedded in the musculature of the right atrium of higher vertebrates, and that originates the impulses stimulating the heartbeat

called also S-A node, sinus node

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