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Slowness of the heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute in an adult human.

[brady- + Greek kardiā, heart; see cardia.]

brad′y·car′dic (-dĭk) adj.


(Pathology) pathol an abnormally low rate of heartbeat. Compare tachycardia
bradycardiac adj


(ˌbræd ɪˈkɑr di ə)

a slow heartbeat rate, usu. less than 60 beats per minute.
brad`y•car′dic, adj.
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Noun1.bradycardia - abnormally slow heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart


n. bradicardia, espanocardia, lentitud anormal en los latidos del corazón.


n bradicardia
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Acute/subacute brucellosis was diagnosed based on the presence of: (1) contact with animals or fresh animal products, (2) suggestive clinical manifestations of less than one-year duration (fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, relative bradycardia, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and hepatomegaly), and (3) positive antibody titer (1:160) by standard tube agglutination test (against Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, and Brucella suis).
Relative bradycardia has been reported in many infectious diseases, including typhoid fever, Legionnaires' disease, psittacosis, typhus, leptospirosis, malaria, and babesiosis.
Fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, were the main presenting symptoms, whereas; fever, relative bradycardia, anemia, abdominal tenderness, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and jaundice were the main clinical signs (Table-I).

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