retrograde Wenckebach

retrograde Wenckebach

[veng′kəbäk, -bäkh]
Etymology: Karel F. Wenckebach, Dutch-Austrian physician, 1864-1940
a delay in the conduction of impulses from the ventricles or atrioventricular junction to the atria. The delay increases progressively until an impulse fails to reach the atria.