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cardioversion

[kahr-dee-oh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌkɑr di oʊˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
restoring the rhythm of the heart to normal by applying direct-current electrical shock.
Origin of cardioversion
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; cardio- + (re)version
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cardioversion in Medicine

cardioversion car·di·o·ver·sion (kär'dē-ō-vûr'zhən, -shən)
n.
Restoration of the heartbeat to normal by electrical countershock or by use of medication.

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