torsades de pointes

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • torsade de pointe, torsade de pointes, torsades de pointe

EtymologyEdit

From French torsader (to twist), de (of), and pointe (a point), from the appearance of the associated electrocardiogram image.

NounEdit

torsades de pointes (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A rare type of cardiac arrhythmia.
  2. plural form of torsade de pointes
  3. plural form of torsade de pointe

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Last modified on 21 January 2014, at 21:41