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palpitation

Pronunciation: pal'pi-ta'shun

Definition: Forcible or irregular pulsation of the heart, perceptible to the patient, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm.

Synonym(s): trepidatio cordis

[L. palpito, to throb]

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