Definition of Arrhythmia

1. Noun. An abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart.




Definition of Arrhythmia

1. Noun. An irregular heartbeat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arrhythmia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Arrhythmia

1. Any variation from the normal rhythm of the heart beat, including sinus arrhythmia, premature beat, heart block, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, pulsus alternans and paroxysmal tachycardia. Origin: Gr. Rhythmos = rhythm (18 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrhythmia

arrestments
arrestor
arrestors
arrests
arret
arrets
arrhaphia
arrhenic
arrhenic medication
arrhenius equation
arrhinia
arrhizal
arrhizous
arrhythmia (current term)
arrhythmias
arrhythmic
arrhythmical
arrhythmically
arrhythmogenic
arrhythmous
arrhythmy
arriage
arriages
arriba
arride
arrided
arrides

Literary usage of Arrhythmia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physical diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"arrhythmia. 1. Physiological or " Youthful" arrhythmia.—arrhythmia, or irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heart-beat, is to a certain extent ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"No portion of cardiac physiology and pathology has excited more interest and controversy than has the subject of arrhythmia or irregularity of the heart. ..."

3. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"arrhythmia of the Heart We find disturbance of rhythm from many causes, eg, ... arrhythmia of the heart may occur normally as an expression of the influence ..."

4. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Disease: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1910)
"arrhythmia Here we are not concerned with the arrhythmia of organic heart ... In the treatment of arrhythmia due to lesions of the central nervous system, ..."

5. Physical diagnosis by Wallace Dickinson Rose (1922)
"Since the arrhythmia in such cases arises at the sinus area it is called sinus ... The important point is to demonstrate vagus influence on the arrhythmia. ..."

6. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1915)
"To explain this variety of arrhythmia we have the so-called ''refractory ... It is probable that the various forms of arrhythmia described below are due to ..."

7. Physical Diagnosis of Diseases of the Chest by Richard Clarke Cabot (1903)
"arrhythmia, 1. Physiological arrhythmia.—arrhythmia, or irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heart-beat, is to a certain extent physiological. ..."

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