retrograde beat


A beat occurring as a contraction of a portion of a heart chamber cephalad to the chamber of origin.

Nearby words

  1. retrofocus lens,
  2. retrognathism,
  3. retrogradation,
  4. retrograde,
  5. retrograde amnesia,
  6. retrograde block,
  7. retrograde ejaculation,
  8. retrograde embolism,
  9. retrograde hernia,
  10. retrograde menstruation

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