incompetence

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incompetence

[in′käm·pəd·əns]
(forensic science)
Inability to function within the law, as the incompetence of an individual to drive when under the influence of alcohol.
(medicine)
Insufficiency or inadequacy in performing natural functions.
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We don't want you having a low heart rate if you're lightheaded or dizzy because that could be a sign of chronotropic incompetence, indicating that your heart's electrical system isn't working properly.
Modern rate-adaptive pacemakers are designed to simulate the chronotropic response of a normal sinus node (SN), incrementally increasing the heart rate (and cardiac output) of patients with chronotropic incompetence in proportion to metabolic demands, emotional needs and stress.
In addition to atherosclerosis, NASH patients may have low systemic resistance, chronotropic incompetence, and other problems that a too-narrow focus on ischemia might miss.