BRADYCARDIA

Slow heartbeat caused by a psychogenic or organic condition. See arrhythmia.

CARDIAC MUSCLE

Specialised muscle of the heart of striated fibres that interlock and branch and are continuitry electrically.

VITAMIN D TOXICITY

a condition elicited by too much ingestion of vitamin D. Prolonged overdose of vitamin D can elicit permanent injury to the kidneys and...

ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON

significant anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, and compulsions) that interferes with daily functioning, and is deemed to be caused directly by the...

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...

AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA

the exaggerated activity of the autonomic nervous system caused by a spinal-cord injury at or above the sixth thoracic vertebra. It may be...

SMOOTH MUSCLE

any muscle that is not striated that can stay contracted for a long period of time such as blood vessels, digestive organs and the...

ATROPINE

n. an anticholinergic drug derived from plants, particularly from belladonna (see also belladonna alkaloids). It is also produced synthetically. Its effects include increased heart...

CV 1

1. abbreviated form of cardiovascular. 2. abbreviated form of curriculum vitae.

BERIBERI

n. a disease which is caused by a deficiency in thiamine (vitamin B1). It can either manifest as neurological symptoms or as cardiovascular abnormalities....

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