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Pronunciation: tak'e-a-ridh'me-a

Definition: Any disturbance of the heart's rhythm, regular or irregular, resulting by convention in a rate over 100 beats/min during physical examination.

[tachy- + G. a- priv. + rhythmos, rhythm]

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