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Medical Term:

atrial fibrillation

 

Definition: fibrillation in which the normal rhythmic contractions of the cardiac atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitchings of the muscular wall; the ventricles respond irregularly to the dysrhythmic bombardment from the atria.

Synonym(s): ataxia cordis

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