American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abnormality in an otherwise normal rhythmic pattern, as of brain waves being recorded by an electroencephalograph.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, an occasional disturbance of rhythm.
- New Latin : dys- + Latin rhythmus, rhythm; see rhythm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My first full day in Hanoi I awoke at 4 a.m., but for once I was grateful for circadian dysrhythmia, otherwise known as jet lag.”
“I've been able to cut back on diuretic drugs by a third and cut another medicine for cardiac dysrhythmia by half.”
“You have got methadone, Lexapro and Zoloft -- some question of a cardiac dysrhythmia associated with those drugs.”
“The most likely would be something in the heart producing a cardiac dysrhythmia.”
“WECHT: It could be pure drugs or it could be drugs related to a cardiac dysrhythmia.”
“I also believe that those drugs, which are known to have the specific propensity to precipitate a cardiac dysrhythmia, I think that the drugs in Daniel Smith's case did exactly that, and that is why that boy died so suddenly and seemingly inexplicably at the time.”
“And, by the way, there's a very specific cardiac dysrhythmia, (INAUDIBLE), French, which has come to be known to be especially associated with antidepressants.”
“BRIAN CABELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The death certificate for Nathaniel Jones will list cardiac dysrhythmia, another term for cardiac arrest, as the official cause of death.”
“BRIAN CABELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The official cause of death, cardiac dysrhythmia.”
“QUESTION: Did you say the cause was dysrhythmia, did I understand you to say that?”
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