antiarrhythmic

[an-tee-uh-rith-mik, -uh-rith-, an-tahy-]Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to any substance that prevents, inhibits, or alleviates heartbeat irregularities.

noun

any such substance, as lidocaine.

Nearby words

  1. antiantibody,
  2. antianxiety,
  3. antianxiety agent,
  4. antianxiety drug,
  5. antiar,
  6. antiart,
  7. antiarthritic,
  8. antiatom,
  9. antiauxin,
  10. antibacchius

Origin of antiarrhythmic

First recorded in 1950–55; anti- + arrhythmic

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Medicine definitions for antiarrhythmic

antiarrhythmic

[ăn′tē-ə-rĭðmĭk, ăn′tī-]

adj.

Preventing or alleviating irregularities in the force or rhythm of the heart.

n.

An antiarrythmic drug.

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