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heartbeat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Medicine
heartbeatheart‧beat /ˈhɑːtbiːt $ ˈhɑːrt-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 MBODYthe action or sound of your heart as it pumps blood through your body2 be a heartbeat away from something3 in a heartbeat4 the heartbeat of something
Examples from the Corpus
heartbeatIn addition to being the seat of consciousness and awareness, the brain controls heartbeat, breathing, and other life-support systems.It opens rather clinically, with a sound-and-vision sequence featuring heartbeats, hospital interiors and instruments and a how-its-done Idiot's Guide.She turned her hot face into the pillows and tried to get some sort of control over her heartbeats.Put simply, cardiac arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat.A baby's heartbeat is nearly twice as fast as an adult's.Within a week, the fetus's heartbeat had returned to normal.
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