Combating an arrhythmia. SYN: antidysrhythmic.

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an·ti·ar·rhyth·mic -(.)ā-'rith-mik adj counteracting or preventing cardiac arrhythmia <an \antiarrhythmic agent>
antiarrhythmic n an antiarrhythmic agent

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an·ti·ar·rhyth·mic (an″te-ə-rithґmik) 1. preventing or alleviating cardiac arrhythmia. 2. an agent that prevents or alleviates cardiac arrhythmia.

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