dysrhythmia

dysrhythmia (dis-rith´me-a)

Defective rhythm. See also entries underrhythm Cf. arrhythmia. [dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]
cardiac d. any abnormality in the rate, regularity, or sequence of cardiac activation.
electroencephalographic d. a diffusely irregular brain wave tracing.
esophageal d. abnormal motility of the muscular layers of the esophageal wall, such as occurs in esophageal spasm.
paroxysmal cerebral d. a diffusely abnormal electroencephalogram often seen with epilepsy.

 

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