bradycardia

[brad-i-kahr-dee-uh]
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a slow heartbeat rate, usually less than 60 beats per minute.

Nearby words

  1. brady, diamond jim,
  2. brady, mathew b.,
  3. brady-,
  4. bradyarrhythmia,
  5. bradyarthria,
  6. bradydiastole,
  7. bradyesthesia,
  8. bradyglossia,
  9. bradykinesia,
  10. bradykinin

Origin of bradycardia

First recorded in 1885–90; brady- + -cardia

Related formsbrad·y·car·dic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bradycardia

bradycardia

noun

pathol an abnormally low rate of heartbeatCompare tachycardia
Derived Formsbradycardiac (ˌbrædɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for bradycardia

bradycardia

[brăd′ĭ-kärdē-ə]

n.

A slowness of the heartbeat, usually under 60 beats per minute in adults.brachycardia
Related formsbrad′y•cardic (-dĭk) null adj.


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