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Medical Term:

underdrive pacing

Pronunciation: un'der-driv pas'ing

Definition: Electrical stimulation of the heart at a rate lower than that of an existing tachycardia; designed to capture the heart between beats, to interrupt a reentry pathway to terminate the tachycardia.

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