Anonymous:
I am a medical transcriptionist and there is a question about whether these words are synonymous terms. "Tachycardiac" is generally defined as an adjective (but not always...it is either called an adjective or there is no part of speech given) and "tachycardic" seems to be an accepted term, but what part of speech it is, is never given! I recently used "tachycardiac" in a report and was told that I used the wrong term. Can you help clarify this for me?

Thanks!
Hi,

They seem to mean the same thing. In other words, they just seem to be variations in spelling.

Look here.

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php

They both seem to be adjectives.

Clive
Veteran Member69,553
Moderator: A super-user who takes care of the forums. You have the ability to message a moderator privately should you wish. These users have a range of elevated privileges including the deletion, editing and movement of posts when needed.Teachers: Users in this role are certified teachers. This may include DELTA, CELTA, TESOL, TEFL qualified professionals. Email a scan of your qualification to an admin, if you wish to be considered.
I can't seem to locate Clive's source link, but I did find these on an online medical dictionary ( http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php ) :

tachycardiac

Type: Term

Pronunciation: tak′i-kar′dē-ak
Definitions:
1. Relating to or suffering from excessively rapid action of the heart.

tachycardic

Type: Term

Pronunciation: tak′i-kar′dik
Definitions:
1. Relating to rapid heart rate.
Veteran Member92,317
SystemAdministrator: A system administrator takes care of the inner workings of the entire system. These users have the ability to promote, ban and modify other users.Teachers: Users in this role are certified teachers. This may include DELTA, CELTA, TESOL, TEFL qualified professionals. Email a scan of your qualification to an admin, if you wish to be considered.
Anonymous:
Tachycardiac is an adjective and it has to be followed for a word.

Tachycardic can also be used as adjective and noun, and a sentence can end with tachycardic but not tachycardiac.

So, it is better to use tachycardic if there is no other word which follows this.
Live chat
Registered users can join here