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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: par'a-ridh'me-a

Definition: A cardiac dysrhythmia in which two independent rhythms coexist, but not as a result of A-V block; pararrhythmia thus includes parasystole and A-V dissociation (2), but not complete A-V block.

[para- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]

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