torsades de pointes

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


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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