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tobacco heart

noun, Pathology.
1.
a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco.
Origin of tobacco heart
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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tobacco heart to·bac·co heart (tə-bāk'ō)
n.
A rapid, irregular heart rate resulting from excessive use of tobacco.

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