HyperDic: pvc

English > 2 senses of the word PVC:
NOUNsubstancePVC, polyvinyl chloridea polymer of vinyl chloride / chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables
statePVC, premature ventricular contractionirregularity of cardiac rhythm
English > PVC: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA polymer of vinyl chloride / chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables.
Synonympolyvinyl chloride
Broadervinyl polymer, vinyl resin, polyvinyl resinA thermoplastic derived by polymerization from compounds containing the vinyl group
Spanishpolicloruro de vinilo
Catalanpoliclorur de vinil
English > PVC: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningirregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation.
Synonympremature ventricular contraction
Broadercardiac arrhythmia, arrhythmiaAn abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
Spanishcontracción ventricular prematura, extrasístole
Catalanextrasístole ventricular

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