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dysrhythmia

 [dis-rith´me-ah]
disturbance of rhythm, such as of brain waves or the heartbeat.
cerebral dysrhythmia (electroencephalographic dysrhythmia) disturbance or irregularity in the rhythm of the brain waves as recorded by electroencephalography.

dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă),
Defective rhythm. See also entries under rhythm Compare: arrhythmia.
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]

dysrhythmia

(dĭs-rĭth′mē-ə)
n.
An abnormality in an otherwise normal rhythmic pattern, as of brain waves being recorded by an electroencephalograph.

dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă)
Defective (abnormal) rhythm.
Compare: arrhythmia
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]

dysrhythmia

Any irregularity or disturbance of a normal body rhythm. The term is most commonly applied to the heart beat or the ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG).

Arrhythmia or dysrhythmia

Abnormal rhythm in hearts that contract in an irregular way.
Mentioned in: Electrocardiography

dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă)
Defective rhythm.
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]
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