[ pal-pi-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌpæl pɪˈteɪ ʃən /


the act of palpitating.
an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.

Origin of palpitation

1595–1605; < Latin palpitātiōn- (stem of palpitātiō) a throbbing. See palpitate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for palpitation

[ păl′pĭ-tāshən ]


Perceptible forcible pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm.
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