Definition of extrasystole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈsistəlē/


A heartbeat outside the normal rhythm, as often occurs in normal individuals.
Example sentences
  • Ventricular tachycardia is defined as three or more ventricular extrasystoles in succession at a rate of more than 120 beats/min.
  • Toxic effects include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, and visual disturbances, as well as extrasystoles and excessive slowing of the heart rate.
  • Ventricular extrasystoles are also common and, in the context of the structurally normal heart, are almost always benign

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Syllabification: ex·tra·sys·to·le

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