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tachycardia


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n. an increase in the heart rate above normal. Sinus tachycardia may occur normally with exercise or excitement or it may be due to illness, such as fever. Arrhythmias may also produce tachycardia (ectopic tachycardia). see ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia.

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