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cardioplegia

[ kahr-dee-oh-plee-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə /
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noun
the temporary arresting of the heartbeat during cardiac surgery by any of various methods, especially by injection of chemical substances.
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Origin of cardioplegia

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British Dictionary definitions for cardioplegia

cardioplegia
/ (ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈpliːdʒɪə) /

noun
med deliberate arrest of the action of the heart, as by hypothermia or the injection of chemicals, to enable complex heart surgery to be carried out
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