an agent or device for arresting fibrillation of the atrial or ventricular muscles of the heart.
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How to use defibrillator in a sentence
This analysis suggests that even without medical personnel on the race crew, having a defibrillator is sufficient to dramatically lower the risk of death.
For the first time in a long time, the city was this year able to buy new defibrillators for the volunteer rescue squad, at $175,000 a pop.As Wildfires Burn, Are U.S. Cities Spending Too Much on Their Fire Departments? | Alana Semuels | September 14, 2021 | Time
It supported exit-row lighting and the presence of health and safety resources onboard, such as defibrillators.Flight attendants’ roles have changed, but the stereotypes have not | Liza Weisstuch | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
EMTs shocked my heart with a defibrillator four times between that memory and when I woke up in the operating room.Food was my life — until a heart attack at 41 almost killed me | Rob Petrone | March 3, 2021 | Washington Post
When an ambulance arrived, the crew used a defibrillator to shock the patient’s heart, and then delivered an injection of lidocaine.Bernard Lown, physician who rallied doctors against nuclear war, dies at 99 | Emily Langer | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for defibrillator
med an apparatus for stopping fibrillation of the heart by application of an electric current to the chest wall or directly to the heart
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