capture beat

n.

The cardiac cycle resulting when, after atrioventricular dissociation, the atria regain control of the ventricles.

Nearby words

  1. cholestatic jaundice,
  2. cholesteatoma,
  3. cholesteremia,
  4. cholesteric,
  5. cholesterin,
  6. cholesterol embolism,
  7. cholesterolaemia,
  8. cholesterolemia,
  9. cholesterolosis,
  10. cholesteroluria


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