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torsades de pointes

Definitions

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  • n. A rare type of cardiac arrhythmia.
  • n. Plural form of torsade de pointes.
  • n. Plural form of torsade de pointe.

Etymologies

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From French torsader ("to twist"), de ("of"), and pointe ("a point"), from the appearance of the associated electrocardiogram image.

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  • "twisting of the points" a characteristic appearance on the electrocardiogram.

    August 1, 2009