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mechanical alternation

mechanical alternation in Medicine

mechanical alternation n.
A disorder in which contractions of the heart are regular in time but are alternately stronger and weaker. Also called alternation of heart.

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  • This mechanical alternation is objectively the same as that between the noun house and the verb to house.

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