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dysrhythmia Syllabification: dys·rhyth·mi·a
Pronunciation: /disˈriT͟Hmēə/

Definition of dysrhythmia in English:


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.


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.
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