F wave

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f wave

, ff waves
atrial fibrillation wave.

F wave

a waveform recorded in electroneuromyographic and nerve conduction tests. It appears on supramaximal stimulation of a motor nerve and is caused by antidromic transmission of a stimulus. The F wave is used in studies of motor nerve function in the arms and legs.

F wave

Cardiology An atrial flutter wave on EKG, which appears as a 'sawtooth' pattern in leads II, III and aVF; less commonly, F waves are undulating, firing at a rate of 280-320/min, a rate often associated with a 2:1 block and alternating F waves merge with QRS or T waves Neurology
F response An undulation of an EMG that corresponds to the time between application of a stimulus to the axon of the α motor neuron as it propagates andromically to the anterior horn of the spinal cord, and then returns orthodromically along the same axon. See Electromyography.

F wave

see wave F.
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Coarse fibrillatory waves were seen in 43 patients (61.
Atrial fibrillation appears on ECGs as "chaotic, fibrillatory waves that replace P waves .
Coarse atrial fibrillation is characterized by fibrillatory waves > 0.
Relationship of fibrillatory waves and P waves in the electrocardiogram.
5) Diagnosis of AF is based on rapid fibrillatory waves with changing morphology and ventricular rhythm that is irregularly irregular.