tobacco heart


noun Pathology.

a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco.

Origin of tobacco heart

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tobacco heart

Historical Examples of tobacco heart

  • At least, I'm rather sure of mine; it's difficult to give a tobacco-heart away; it's drugged on the market.

tobacco heart in Medicine

tobacco heart



A rapid, irregular heart rate resulting from excessive use of tobacco.
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