tachycardia

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noun tachy·car·dia \ˌta-ki-ˈkär-dē-ə\

Definition of tachycardia

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

Origin and Etymology of tachycardia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

tachycardia

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noun tachy·car·dia \ˌtak-i-ˈkärd-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of tachycardia

  1. :  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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