escape rhythm

n.

Three or more consecutive impulses occurring at a rate that does not exceed the upper limit of the inherent pacemaker of the heart.

Nearby words

  1. escape hatch,
  2. escape key,
  3. escape mechanism,
  4. escape notice,
  5. escape pipe,
  6. escape road,
  7. escape routine,
  8. escape shaft,
  9. escape velocity,
  10. escape wheel


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