Definition of dysrhythmia in English:

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dysrhythmia

Pronunciation: /disˈriT͟Hmēə/

noun

Medicine
Abnormality in a physiological rhythm, especially in the activity of the brain or heart.
Example sentences
  • Cardiac diagnoses such as acute myocardial infarction, angina, dysrhythmia, and heart failure, are very common causes for hospital admission.
  • Signs of toxicity include cardiac dysrhythmias, nausea, tremor, and headache.
  • Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is well known as an independent risk factor for stroke, and millions of patients with this cardiac dysrhythmia are also at risk for cardiogenic embolism.

Derivatives

dysrhythmic

Pronunciation: /-mik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This is a phenomenon that can be evoked by brief hypoxia exposure, promotes ventilatory stability, and protects against dysrhythmic breathing.
  • The ventricles respond irregularly to the dysrhythmic bombardment from the atria.
  • Speech becomes slurred, dysrhythmic, variable in volume due to inconsistent breath support, and increasingly difficult to understand.

dysrhythmical

Pronunciation: /-mikəl/
adjective

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dys·rhyth·mi·a

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