tachycardia

[ tak-i-kahr-dee-uh ]
/ ˌtæk ɪˈkɑr di ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessively rapid heartbeat.

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Origin of tachycardia

First recorded in 1885–90; tachy- + -cardia
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British Dictionary definitions for tachycardia

tachycardia
/ (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪə) /

noun

pathol abnormally rapid beating of the heart, esp over 100 beats per minuteCompare bradycardia

Derived forms of tachycardia

tachycardiac (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk), adjective
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Medical definitions for tachycardia

tachycardia
[ tăk′ĭ-kärdē-ə ]

n.

A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult.tachyrhythmia
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