antiarrhythmic medication

noun
a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms:

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  • Management of atrial fibrillation — The main goals in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) are to prevent temporary circulatory instability and to prevent stroke. Control of heart rate and rhythm are principally used to achieve the former, while anticoagulation may be… …   Wikipedia

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  • flecainide — noun oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients • Syn: ↑Tambocor • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Tambocor) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tambocor — noun oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients • Syn: ↑flecainide • Usage Domain: ↑trade name • Hypernyms: ↑antiarrhythmic,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amiodarone — noun an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective • Syn: ↑Cordarone • Usage Domain: ↑trademark (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cordarone — noun an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective • Syn: ↑amiodarone • Usage Domain: ↑trademark • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary


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