cardiac

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cardiac

1. of or relating to the heart
2. of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
3. a person with a heart disorder
4. Obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle

cardiac

[′kärd·ē‚ak]
(anatomy)
Of, pertaining to, or situated near the heart.
Of or pertaining to the cardia of the stomach.
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Eduardo Marban of Johns Hopkins, involves the novel observation that these agents appear to increase cardiac work output without increasing cardiac oxygen consumption.
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