auricular fibrillation


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a·tri·al fi·bril·la·tion

, auricular fibrillation
fibrillation in which the normal rhythmic contractions of the cardiac atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitchings of the muscular wall; the ventricles respond irregularly to the dysrhythmic bombardment from the atria.
Synonym(s): ataxia cordis
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a·tri·al fi·bril·la·tion

, auricular fibrillation (ā'trē-ăl fib'ri-lā'shŭn, aw-rik'yū-lăr)
Fibrillation in which the normal rhythmic contractions of the cardiac atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitchings of the muscular wall; the ventricles respond irregularly to the dysrhythmic bombardment from the atria.
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auricular fibrillation

See ATRIAL FIBRILLATION.
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a·tri·al fi·bril·la·tion

, auricular fibrillation (ā'trē-ăl fib'ri-lā'shŭn, aw-rik'yū-lăr)
Fibrillation in which normal rhythmic contractions of the cardiac atria are replaced by rapid irregular twitchings of the muscular wall.
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