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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pause

(pawz),
Temporary stop.
[G. pausis, cessation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pause

(pawz)
Temporary stop.
[G. pausis, cessation]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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