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Medical Term:

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Pronunciation: wulf park'in-son wit

Definition: an electrocardiographic pattern sometimes associated with paroxysmal tachycardia; it consists of a short PR interval (usually 0.1 second or less; occasionally normal) together with a prolonged QRS complex with a slurred initial component (delta wave).

Synonym(s): preexcitation syndrome

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