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PAT

1. Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. See Supraventricular tachycardia.
2. Patient.
3. Pre-admission testing, see there.
4. Pregnancy at term.

PAT

(păt)
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. The contemporary, and more accurate, term is paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).
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She patted her again upon the shoulder as she said:
In the van was a cart with a coffin in it, and on the coffin sat a comely young girl of about eighteen suckling a baby, which she squeezed to her breast in a passion of love every little while, and every little while wiped from its face the tears which her eyes rained down upon it; and always the foolish little thing smiled up at her, happy and content, knead- ing her breast with its dimpled fat hand, which she patted and fondled right over her breaking heart.
The old man patted her on the head, and smiled a doubting smile, but he honored her for her brave faith, nevertheless.
So then she kissed me, and patted me on the head, and dropped into a kind of a brown study; and pretty soon jumps up, and says:
Rebecca put her cheek down until it touched her aunt's gray hair and softly patted her, as she said, "I'm sorry, aunt Jane
As she patted the dog's head, bending with native grace before his young and austere master, I saw a glow rise to that master's face.