a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco.
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First recorded in 1880–85
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At least, I'm rather sure of mine; it's difficult to give a tobacco-heart away; it's drugged on the market.The Gentleman From Indiana|Booth Tarkington
Medical definitions for tobacco heart
[ tə-băk′ō ]
A rapid, irregular heart rate resulting from excessive use of tobacco.
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