Definition of palpitation in English:

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palpitation

Pronunciation: /ˌpalpəˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

(usually palpitations)
A noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness.
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).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pal·pi·ta·tion

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