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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.

pause

(pawz),
Temporary stop.
[G. pausis, cessation]

pause

(pawz) an interruption or rest.
compensatory pause  the pause in impulse generation after an extrasystole, either full if the sinus node is not reset or incomplete or noncompensatory if the node is reset and the cycle length is disrupted.
sinus pause  a transient interruption in the sinus rhythm, of a duration that is not an exact multiple of the normal cardiac cycle.

pause

(pawz)
Temporary stop.
[G. pausis, cessation]

pause

an interruption, or rest.

compensatory pause
the pause after a premature ventricular systole, related to blockage of one beat of the basic pacemaker of the heart.
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