antiarrhythmic

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an·ti·ar·rhyth·mic

 (ăn′tē-ə-rĭth′mĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing or alleviating irregularities in the force or rhythm of the heart.
n.
An antiarrhythmic drug.

antiarrhythmic

(ˌæntɪeɪˈrɪðmɪk)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug that corrects irregular heartbeat
adj
(Pharmacology) pertaining to drugs that correct irregular heartbeat
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiarrhythmic - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythmantiarrhythmic - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
amiodarone, Cordarone - an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
encainide, Enkaid - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
flecainide, Tambocor - oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
mexiletine, Mexitil - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
Quinidex, quinidine, Quinora - cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias
tocainide, Tonocard - antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed
Translations

antiarrhythmic

adj & n antiarrítmico
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