chronotropism

[ krə-nŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.

The modification of the rate of a periodic movement, such as the heartbeat, through some external influence.

Nearby words

  1. chronoscopic,
  2. chronoscopy,
  3. chronotherapy,
  4. chronotron,
  5. chronotropic,
  6. chrys-,
  7. chrysalid,
  8. chrysalis,
  9. chrysanthemum,
  10. chrysarobin


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