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Medical Term:

tachycardia

Pronunciation: tak'i-kar'de-a

Definition: Rapid beating of the heart, conventionally applied to rates over 90 beats per minute.

Synonym(s): polycardia, tachyrhythmia, tachysystole

[tachy- + G. kardia, heart]

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