torsades de pointes

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

torsades de pointes ‎(uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A rare type of cardiac arrhythmia.

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