tachycardia

[tak-i-kahr-dee-uh]
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Origin of tachycardia

First recorded in 1885–90; tachy- + -cardia
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Related Words for tachycardia

tachycardia, asystole, coronary

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British Dictionary definitions for tachycardia

tachycardia

noun
  1. pathol abnormally rapid beating of the heart, esp over 100 beats per minuteCompare bradycardia
Derived Formstachycardiac (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for tachycardia
n.

1868, Modern Latin, coined 1867 by German-born physician Hermann Lebert (1813-1878) from tachy- "swift" + kardia "heart" (see cardiac).

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tachycardia in Medicine

tachycardia

[tăk′ĭ-kärdē-ə]
n.
  1. A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult.tachyrhythmia
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