Definitions for palpitationˌpæl pɪˈteɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•pi•ta•tionˌpæl pɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of palpitating.
Category: Common Vocabulary
an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart.
Origin of palpitation:
1595–1605; < L palpitātiōn- (s. of palpitātiō) a throbbing. See palpitate
a rapid and irregular heart beat
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation(noun)
a shaky motion
"the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
An abnormal awareness of the beating of the heart.
a rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease
Palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that ranges from often unnoticed skipped beats or accelerated heartrate to very noticeable changes accompanied by dizziness or difficulty breathing. Palpitations are common and occur in most individuals with healthy hearts. Palpitations without underlying heart disease are generally considered benign. However, heart palpitations can be symptoms of illnesses such as coronary heart disease, asthma, or emphysema. Patients can notice palpitations through abnormal or normal awareness. The difference between an abnormal awareness and a normal awareness is that the former interrupts other thoughts, whereas the latter is almost always caused by a concentration on the beating of one's heart. In general, a palpitation can be one of two types of beats: premature atrial contraction, or a premature ventricular contraction. Palpitations may be brought on by overexertion, stress, anxiety, panic, adrenaline, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, amphetamines, and other drugs, disease or as a symptom of panic disorder and many other factors. It can also happen in mitral stenosis. Nearly everyone experiences an occasional awareness of their heart beating or weak chest, but when it occurs frequently, it can indicate a problem. Palpitations may be associated with heart problems, but also with kidney disease, electrolyte imbalances for magnesium and calcium, anemias, asthma, and thyroid malfunction.
Translations for palpitation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a quick irregular movement (of a pulse etc)
She felt a flutter in her chest.
- fladdering; gefladderAfrikaans
- خَفَقان، رَفْرَفَهArabic
- tremorPortuguese (BR)
- das FlatternGerman
- banken; uroDanish
- agitación, palpitaciónSpanish
- उत्तेजना, कम्पनHindi
- trepet, uzbuđenostCroatian
- 떨림, 두근거림Korean
- spurdesys, plazdesysLithuanian
- (par pulsu, sirdi) neregulāri sist; dauzītiesLatvian
- gys, hjertebankNorwegian
- 不規則地跳動(如脈搏)Chinese (Trad.)
- пурхання, тріпотінняUkrainian
- تیز، مضطرب حرکتUrdu
- động tác không đều; sự rungVietnamese
- 不规则跳动Chinese (Simp.)
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