palpitation


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Synonyms for palpitation

a periodic contraction or sound of something coursing

Synonyms for palpitation

a rapid and irregular heart beat

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He had taken thirty grains of quinine, and the drug was buzzing in his ears like a nest of hornets, making his hands and knees tremble, and causing a sickening palpitation of the stomach.
The hand that held the lump of quartz was trembling, and there was a tired, nervous palpitation apparently in the pit of his stomach.
Sometimes my pulse beat so quickly and hardly that I felt the palpitation of every artery; at others, I nearly sank to the ground through languor and extreme weakness.
As he stepped forward to greet her and walk alongside, she felt the sickening palpitation that he had so thoroughly taught her to know.
It happened that an old lord of great family, who was going to marry a young lady of no family in particular, came with the young lady, and the young lady's sister, to witness the ceremony of trying on two nuptial bonnets which had been ordered the day before, and Madame Mantalini announcing the fact, in a shrill treble, through the speaking-pipe, which communicated with the workroom, Miss Knag darted hastily upstairs with a bonnet in each hand, and presented herself in the show-room, in a charming state of palpitation, intended to demonstrate her enthusiasm in the cause.
A good form strikes all eyes pleasantly, long before they have any science on the subject, and a beautiful face sets twenty hearts in palpitation, prior to all consideration of the mechanical proportions of the features and head.
"Old woman; full feeder; nervous subject; palpitation of the heart; pressure on the brain; apoplexy; off she goes.
It besieged with its last palpitations the tense extremities; it ended by yielding as midnight struck.
Fairlie's health were just as usual, and when I sent up a message to announce my arrival, I was told that he would be delighted to see me the next morning but that the sudden news of my appearance had prostrated him with palpitations for the rest of the evening.
It was naturally tender, sensitive, and full of little tremors and palpitations; all of which weaknesses it retained, while her visage was growing so perversely stern, and even fierce.
"I am sorry to hear you say so, sir; but I assure you, excepting those little nervous headaches and palpitations which I am never entirely free from anywhere, I am quite well myself; and if the children were rather pale before they went to bed, it was only because they were a little more tired than usual, from their journey and the happiness of coming.
Other signs and symptoms that occur before the arrest include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, weakness and palpitation.
'It is mostly done in patients who come with abnormal palpitation or transcend loss of consciousness or syncope symptom,' said Dr.
Among the recorded symptoms, a palpitation was the most common symptom.
Most common concomitant symptoms with palpitation included syncope/pre-syncope in 35(32.7%) patients, chest pain 22(20.5%), shortness of breath 21(19.6%) and colour change/pallor 11(10.3%).