athlete's heart

athlete's heart
enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance
Hypernyms: ↑heart, ↑pump, ↑ticker

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: a supposed hypertrophic dilated heart attributed to the effects of repeated overexertion (as on the part of professional athletes) — not used technically

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nonpathological enlargement of the heart resulting from intensive aerobic exercise.
Also, athletic heart.

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athlete's heart,
an enlargement of the heart without accompanying disease of the valves, resulting from overexercise.

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