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Definition: 'Compensatory Pause'

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compensatory pause

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the pause following an extrasystole, when the pause is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole; the short cycle ending with the extrasystole plus the pause following the extrasystole together equal two of the regular cycles.

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