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palpitation (păl´pĬtā´shən), abnormal heartbeat that is often associated with a sensation of fluttering or thumping. The normal heartbeat is not noticeable to the individual. Palpitation may be a symptom of organic heart disease or of other body disorders such as an overactive thyroid gland or anemia. In healthy persons palpitation can be brought on by undue exertion, shock, excitement, or stimulants.

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pal·pi·tate / ˈpalpiˌtāt/ • v. [intr.] [often as adj.] (palpitating) (of the heart) beat rapidly, strongly, or irregularly: it wakened him in the night with a palpitating heart. ∎  shake; tremble: she was palpitating with terror.

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palpitation (pal-pi-tay-shŏn) n. an awareness of the heartbeat. This is normal with fear, emotion, or exertion. It may also be a symptom of neurosis, arrhythmias, heart disease, and overactivity of the circulation.

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pal·pi·ta·tion / ˌpalpiˈtāshən/ • n. (usu. palpitations) a noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness.

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palpitate XVII. f. pp. stem of L. palpitāre, frequent. of palpāre stroke; see PALPABLE, -ATE3.
So palpitation XVII. — L.

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