[ kahr-dee-oh-plee-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə /
the temporary arresting of the heartbeat during cardiac surgery by any of various methods, especially by injection of chemical substances.
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Words nearby cardioplegia
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British Dictionary definitions for cardioplegia
/ (ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈpliːdʒɪə) /
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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Medical definitions for cardioplegia
[ kär′dē-ō-plē′jə ]
Paralysis of the heart, or cardiac arrest, as from direct blow or trauma.
Elective, temporary stopping of cardiac activity, usually by using drugs.
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