Words nearby palpitation
What does palpitation mean?
Palpitation is most commonly used to refer to a heart palpitation—an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.
Heart palpitations typically involve the heart beating hard and faster, and they may also involve an irregularity in rhythm.
Palpitation can also refer to the act, process, or an instance of palpitating—pulsing, throbbing, or trembling. When your heart palpitates, it beats more quickly or in a fluttering way.
Example: My doctor said my heart palpitations may be due to a combination of stress and too much caffeine.
Where does palpitation come from?
The first records of the word palpitation come from around 1600. It comes from the Latin palpitātiōn-, meaning “a throbbing,” from the Latin verb palpitāre, meaning “to pulsate.”
Any rapid or irregular heartbeat can be called a palpitation. Frequent palpitations may be a sign of an illness. However, palpitations can happen occasionally for many other reasons, such as strenuous exercise, anxiety, or as a side effect of a medication. The caffeine in things like coffee and cola has been known to cause heart palpitation. Other times, you might get a heart palpitation upon seeing your crush or realizing you’re about to get in trouble.
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What are some other forms related to palpitation?
- palpitate (verb)
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How is palpitation used in real life?
Palpitation is most commonly used in the phrase heart palpitation.
If you have problems sleeping through the night, you may be at risk for atrial fibrillation (afib), an irregular heart rate that may cause heart palpitations and is a leading cause of stroke. #HarvardHealth https://t.co/TKXDHbpsKs pic.twitter.com/7prgv7CIxS
— Harvard Health (@HarvardHealth) October 17, 2018
— WalesOnline (@WalesOnline) November 6, 2018
my five year old cousin ran a 5k last weekend.
i almost had a heart palpitation climbing a flight of stairs after breakfast this morning
— herpolsheimer (@herpolshnerps) September 5, 2017
Try using palpitation!
Which of the following things could cause a heart palpitation?
D. all of the above
How to use palpitation in a sentence
POTS can also be accompanied by such symptoms as lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, blurry vision, tremors, nausea and palpitations.
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The vague breathing of the storm was audible; the silence was broken by an obscure palpitation.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
When Tabea was admitted to the cell, and stood before the revered Friedsam, she felt an unexpected palpitation.Duffels|Edward Eggleston
My lungs with difficulty performed their office, and my heart was affected with violent palpitation.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
It produces a sort of palpitation that one hardly knows whether to call wretched or delightful.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
From his earliest years, we learn, he was subject to palpitation and nervous excitement.