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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a slow heartbeat rate, usually less than 60 beats per minute.
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Origin of bradycardia

First recorded in 1885–90; brady- + -cardia
Related formsbrad·y·car·dic, adjective
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  • Bradycardia or abnormal slowness of the heart-beat, is the converse of tachycardia.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for bradycardia


  1. pathol an abnormally low rate of heartbeatCompare tachycardia
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Derived Formsbradycardiac (ˌbrædɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk), adjective
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bradycardia in Medicine


  1. A slowness of the heartbeat, usually under 60 beats per minute in adults.brachycardia
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Related formsbrad′y•cardic (-dĭk) null adj.
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