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subsidiary atrial pacemaker in Medicine

subsidiary atrial pacemaker

(səb-sĭdē-ĕr′ē)
n.
  1. A secondary source for rhythmic control of the heart, available for controlling cardiac activity if the sinoatrial pacemaker fails.
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