paroxysmal tachycardia


noun Pathology.

tachycardia that begins and subsides suddenly.

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Medical definitions for paroxysmal tachycardia

paroxysmal tachycardia

n.

Recurrent attacks of tachycardia, having abrupt onset and termination and originating from an ectopic focus.
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