Defibrillator

An instrument used to deliver high voltage of electrical current to the heart with the aim to converting it from an atrial or ventricle fibrillation to a normal rhythm.

defibrillator

<equipment> A device which delivers a measured electrical shock to arrest fibrillation of the heart (ventricle). ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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defibrillator

(de-fib″rĭ-la´tәr) an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall. automatic external defibrillator(AED) a portable defibrillator designed to be...
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defibrillator

noun an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
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Defibrillator

A device that helps restore a normal heart rhythm by delivering an electric shock.
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Defibrillator

An electronic machine used for administering an electric shock, of a voltage that is preset, on the chest, for restoring the normal rhythmic beating of the heart.
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defibrillator

apparatus used to stop auricular or ventricular fibrillation or to treat certain arrythmias by means of an electric shock delivered by electrodes in contact with the heart either directly or indirectly (via the skin of the thorax) NOTE - The shock is generally produced by discharge of a capacitor, using appropriate waveform shaping.
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defibrillator

defibrillator A device used to correct a dangerously abnormal heart rhythm, usually ventricular fibrillation, or to restart the heart by depolarizing its electrical conduction system and delivering brief measured electrical shocks to the chest wall or the heart muscle itself.
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defibrillator

defibrillator, device that delivers an electrical shock to the heart in order to stop certain forms of rapid heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). The shock changes a fibrillation to an organized rhythm or changes a very rapid and ineffective cardiac rhythm to a slower, more effective one. In a t...
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Defibrillator

Defibrillator: A device used to correct a dangerously abnormal heart rhythm, usually ventricular fibrillation, or to restart the heart by depolarizing its electrical conduction system and delivering brief measured electrical shocks to the chest wall or the heart muscle itself. Common Misspellings: defibulator
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Defibrillator

If you suffer a cardiac arrest, your only chance of survival is to have your heart shocked back into operation within minutes. That's why portable defibrillators are popping up everywhere, notably on airplanes, and why the FDA last year approved the first household version, called the HeartStart Home Defibrillator. It isn't cheap ($2,295), and you ...
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defibrillator

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-fib′ri-lā′tŏr Definitions: 1. Any agent or measure, an electric shock, that arrests fibrillation of the ventricular muscle and restores the normal beat. 2. The machine designed to administer a defibrillating electric shock.
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defibrillator

[n] - an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
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