Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rapid resting heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, excessive frequency of the pulse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)

Etymologies

tachy- + Greek kardiā, heart; see cardia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ταχύς (takhus, "swift") and καρδία (kardia, "heart"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That causes the heart to race, a condition called tachycardia, as it tries to get more blood to the head.

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  • Disney's Hannah Montana star and pop-country singer, Miley Cyrus, revealed in her autobiography Miles to Go, that she has a heart condition called tachycardia,

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  • Cyrus has a condition called tachycardia, which causes her heart rate to speed up.

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  • Singer and 'Hannah Montana' star Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is suffering from a heart condition called tachycardia and luckily for her and her fans, the disease is not life threatening.

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  • JONATHAN REINER, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: In the Electrophysiology Laboratory, a very short but fast-run of the kind of tachycardia fast heartbeats that we were looking for was able to be induced.

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  • Kisch has described, as a cardiac neurosis of sexual origin, a pathological tachycardia which is an exaggeration of the physiological quick heart of sexual excitement.

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  • This medicine had been previously banned in Spain and Australia, countries that have documented Sibutramine's side effects, such as tachycardia, arrhythmia and infarctions.

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  • The sympathetic nervous system, which regulates tissues that aren’t under our voluntary control, may respond to heart failure by increasing the rate of the heartbeat, a condition known as tachycardia.

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  • The pop star / actress reveals in her autobiography Miles to Go that she has tachycardia, meaning her heart rate exceeds the range of a normal resting heart rate.

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  • Miles to Go that she has tachycardia, meaning her heart rate exceeds the range of a normal resting heart rate.

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