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defibrillation

/ (dɪˌfaɪbrɪˈleɪʃən, -fɪb-) /
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noun

med the application of an electric current to the heart to restore normal rhythmic contractions after the onset of atrial or ventricular fibrillation

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Medical definitions for defibrillation

defibrillation
[ dē-fĭb′rə-lāshən, -fī′brə- ]

n.

The stopping of fibrillation of the heart muscle and the restoration of normal contractions using drugs or electric shock.

Other words from defibrillation

de•fibril•late′ v.
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Scientific definitions for defibrillation

defibrillation
[ dē-fĭb′rə-lāshən ]

Termination of fibrillation of the heart muscle and restoration of normal heart rhythm, especially by one or more electric shocks administered by paddles applied to the chest.
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