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Atrial fibrillation

Synonym(s)

  • AF

Definition(s)

Disorder of cardiac rhythm characterized by rapid, irregular atrial impulses and ineffective atrial contractions.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Very rapid uncoordinated contractions of the atria of the heart resulting in a lack of synchronism between heartbeat and pulse beat -- called also auricular fibrillation.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014