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palpitation

Line breaks: pal¦pi|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /palpɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of palpitation in English:

noun

(usually palpitations)
A noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness: the stimulants gave me palpitations
More example sentences
  • Most of the time, palpitations and irregular heartbeats are harmless.
  • Syncope associated with exertion or palpitations suggests cardiac causes.
  • I have had a number of patients in my practice that had their first episode of rapid heart action and palpitation during pregnancy.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin palpitatio(n-), from the verb palpitare (see palpitate).

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