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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- An abnormal beating of the heart that may be perceived by the patient, a result of excitement, exertion, or illness.
- 1818, [Mary Shelley], chapter IV, in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Printed [by Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744, pages 101–102:
- 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.
abnormal beating of the heart
palpitation f (plural palpitations)