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the act of becoming free.
vagal escape the exhaustion of or adaptation to neural chemical mediators in the regulation of systemic arterial pressure.
ventricular escape extrasystole in which a ventricular pacemaker becomes effective before the sinoatrial pacemaker; it usually occurs with slow sinus rates and often, but not necessarily, with increased vagal tone.
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escape with an ectopic ventricular focus as pacemaker.
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ven·tric·u·lar es·cape(ven-trik'yū-lăr es-kāp')
A cardiac arrhythmia in which a ventricular focus usurps the pacemaker function of the sinuatrial node.
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