Definition of Palpitation

1. Noun. A rapid and irregular heart beat.

Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Palpitate, Palpitate



2. Noun. A shaky motion. "The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
Exact synonyms: Quiver, Quivering, Shakiness, Shaking, Trembling, Vibration
Generic synonyms: Motion
Specialized synonyms: Tremolo, Tremor
Derivative terms: Palpitate, Quiver, Quiver, Shaky, Shaky, Shake, Tremble, Vibrate, Vibrational

Definition of Palpitation

1. n. A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease.

Definition of Palpitation

1. Noun. An abnormal awareness of the beating of the heart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palpitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Palpitation

1. A subjective sensation of a rapid, irregular or forceful beating of the heart that the patient is aware of. Origin: L. Palpitatio (29 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palpitation

palpifers
palpiform
palpiger
palpigerous
palpigers
palpigrade
palpigrades
palping
palpitant
palpitate
palpitated
palpitates
palpitating
palpitatingly
palpitatio cordis
palpitation (current term)
palpitations
palpless
palpocil
palpocils
palps
pals
palsa
palsas
palsey
palseys
palsgrave
palsgraves
palsgravine

Literary usage of Palpitation

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1. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"The age at which palpitation is most frequent is that which intervenes between ... The most important point, in the diagnosis of palpitation, is to decide ..."

2. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell, Frederick Cheever Shattuck (1886)
"Nervous palpitation.—By "palpitation" we understand the subjective sensation of the movements of the heart. It is usually excited by increased action of the ..."

3. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine; a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"Functional Disorders characterized by palpitation, associated or not with Change ... A more lasting form of palpitation is engendered when the organ is kept ..."

4. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1898)
"palpitation. In health we are unconscious of the action of the heart. ... This is not palpitation. The term is properly limited to irregular or forcible ..."

5. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1918)
"palpitation.—palpitation is one of the most distressing symptoms experienced by the patient. ... palpitation is a symptom quite different from tachycardia, ..."

6. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1871)
"palpitation is one of those symptôme of a deviation from health, regarded by the subject of it with anxiety, or even with alarm, but of the nature and seat ..."

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