/ (dɪˌfaɪbrɪˈleɪʃən, -fɪb-) /
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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
[ dē-fĭb′rə-lā′shən, -fī′brə- ]
The stopping of fibrillation of the heart muscle and the restoration of normal contractions using drugs or electric shock.
Other words from defibrillationde•fib′ril•late′ v.
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Scientific definitions for defibrillation
[ dē-fĭb′rə-lā′shən ]
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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