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.

Origin of antiarrhythmic

First recorded in 1950–55; anti- + arrhythmic
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antiarrhythmic in Medicine

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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