torsade de pointes

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torsade de pointes tor·sade de pointes (tôr-säd' də pwāɴt')
n.
Paroxysms of ventricular tachycardia in which the electrocardiogram shows a steady undulation in the QRS axis in runs of 5 to 20 beats and with progressive changes in direction.

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