compensatory pause


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pause

 [pawz]
an interruption or rest.
compensatory pause the period following a premature ventricular contracture, which causes the R-R cycles of the premature and normal beats to equal the length of two normal beats when added together.

com·pen·sa·to·ry pause

the pause following an extrasystole, when the pause is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole; the short cycle ending with the extrasystole plus the pause following the extrasystole together equal two of the regular cycles.

com·pen·sa·to·ry pause

(kŏm-pen'să-tōr-ē pawz)
The pause following an extrasystole, when the pause is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole; the short cycle ending with the extrasystole plus the pause following the extrasystole together equal two of the regular cycles.