TACHYCARDIA

The pathologically fast beating of the heart in response to stress or drugs.

DIPHENYLMETHANES

A sedating histamine antagonist that prevent cardiac fibrillation and has a local anesthietic effect.

MUSCARINE

can be isolated from Amanita muscaria, otherwise known as Agaric and other fungi. Muscarine stimulates a variety of acetylcholine receptors in smooth muscle, cardiac...

MYOPATHY

is an umbrella term used to describe any condition or disorder which involves defective functioning of the muscle fibres. For example, cardio myopathy is...

MYOTONIC MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

is characterized by a large degree of muscle wasting which is most visible about the face and hands. Other symptoms of this type of...

NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN

repetative pain in the chest which can't be credited to disease of the heart. It typically stems from problems with the esophagus, like...

PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA

noun. a minor tumor which generally occurs in the adrenal medulla but might take place in tissues of the sympathetic paraganglia. Since it is...

CARDIAC NEUROSIS

n. an anxiety reaction which results from an actual heart ailment, from worry over having a heart condition, or from fear of developing a...

CREATINE KINASE (CK)

a compound that exists in skeletal and heart muscles, as well as brain tissues. Large amounts in the bloodstream might be an indication of...

CARDIAC PACEMAKER

n. an artificial electrical device which is implanted in the region of the heart. Its main function is to help regulate (or normalize) an...

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