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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

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Studies have shown no significant changes in the patient population group mean in blood pressure, heart rate and premature ventricular contractions and a decrease in intracranial pressure during patient-family interaction.
Nonetheless, victims may present with sinus tachycardia, transient ST segment elevation, QT prolongation, premature ventricular contractions, atrial fibrillation, or bundle branch block.
Two or three weeks following the patient's admission, he suffered increasing episodes of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and bradycardia (a slow heart rate).

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