tachycardia

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

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessively rapid heartbeat.

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Nearby words

  1. tachogram,
  2. tachograph,
  3. tachometer,
  4. tachy-,
  5. tachyarrhythmia,
  6. tachycardia window,
  7. tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome,
  8. tachycardiac,
  9. tachygraph,
  10. tachygraphy

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 Formstachycardiac (ˌtækɪˈkɑːdɪˌæk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for tachycardia

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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Medicine 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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