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Pronunciation: gal'op

Definition: A triple cadence to the heart sounds; due to an abnormal third or fourth heart sound being heard in addition to the first and second sounds, and usually indicative of myocardial disease.

Synonym(s): bruit de galop, cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm, Traube bruit

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