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PAT

1. Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. See Supraventricular tachycardia.
2. Patient.
3. Pre-admission testing, see there.
4. Pregnancy at term.

PAT

(păt)
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. The contemporary, and more accurate, term is paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).
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It requires dough and a pat of butter, and a rolling-pin," said Anna Maria, considering Tom Kitten with her head on one side.
Button-Bright yelled with fear when Dorothy first took his hand and led him toward the great beasts; but the girl insisted they were kind and good, and so the boy mustered up courage enough to pat their heads; after they had spoken to him gently and he had looked into their intelligent eyes his fear vanished entirely and he was so delighted with the animals that he wanted to keep close to them and stroke their soft fur every minute.
Toto barked at the Cowardly Lion in joyous greeting, for he knew the beast of old and loved him, and it was funny to see how gently the Lion raised his huge paw to pat Toto's head.
The Ox replied: "I do not wish to be ungrateful, for I am loved and well cared for by men, and they often pat my head and shoulders.
Then there was Pat, the Queen's brother, making a total of eight of us.
Cecily winced when Pat caught a mouse, visited a school chum the day the pigs were killed that she might not hear their squealing, and would not have stepped on a caterpillar for anything; yet she did not care at all how much she made the brisk Cyrus suffer.
Something has happened to Pat," the Story Girl declared miserably.
Tis Pat he would be named, after me old father in Cantrim.
Tis foolishness, of course," said he, roughly, "but I'd be cut up some meself if our little Pat was kidnapped or anything.
But the god talked on softly, and ever the hand rose and fell with non-hostile pats.
He was, in point of fact, a waiter, and he comes into the story at this point bearing a tray full of glasses, knives, forks, and pats of butter on little plates.
He was thus enabled to keep the Good Sport from falling and to assist Heinrich to rise from the morass of glasses, knives, and pats of butter in which he was wallowing.