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tachycardia

[tak-i-kahr-dee-uh] /ˌtæk ɪˈkɑr di ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
excessively rapid heartbeat.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; tachy- + -cardia
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Examples from the web for tachycardia
  • He was in tachycardia with plummeting blood pressure.
  • Obtain history of the duration of the current episode of tachycardia, if known.
  • The postural tachycardia syndrome a brief review of etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
British Dictionary definitions for tachycardia

tachycardia

/ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormally rapid beating of the heart, esp over 100 beats per minute Compare bradycardia
Derived Forms
tachycardiac (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for tachycardia
n.

1868, Modern Latin, coined 1867 by German-born physician Hermann Lebert (1813-1878) from tachy- "swift" + kardia "heart" (see cardiac).

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tachycardia in Medicine

tachycardia tach·y·car·di·a (tāk'ĭ-kär'dē-ə)
n.
A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult. Also called tachyrhythmia.

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