atrioventricular dissociation

n.

A condition in which the atria and ventricles contract independently, especially as resulting from the slowing of an atrial pacemaker or the acceleration of a ventricular pacemaker.

Nearby words

  1. atrioventricular block,
  2. atrioventricular bundle,
  3. atrioventricular canal,
  4. atrioventricular canal cushion,
  5. atrioventricular conduction,
  6. atrioventricular extrasystole,
  7. atrioventricular groove,
  8. atrioventricular interval,
  9. atrioventricular nodal extrasystole,
  10. atrioventricular nodal rhythm


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