tachycardia

[tak-i-kahr-dee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
excessively rapid heartbeat.

Origin:
1885–90; tachy- + -cardia

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tachycardia (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪə)
 
n
pathol Compare bradycardia abnormally rapid beating of the heart, esp over 100 beats per minute
 
tachycardiac
 
adj

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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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He was in tachycardia with plummeting blood pressure.
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