defibrillator


de·fi·bril·la·tor

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˈfi-brə-ˌlā-tər\

medical : a device that gives an electric shock to a person's heart in order to make it beat normally again especially after a heart attack

Full Definition of DEFIBRILLATOR

:  an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart
de·fi·bril·late \-ˌlāt\ transitive verb
de·fi·bril·la·tion \-ˌfi-brə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of DEFIBRILLATOR

1952

Other Medicine Terms

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de·fi·bril·la·tor

noun \(ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌlāt-ər, -ˈfīb-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEFIBRILLATOR

: an electronic device used to defibrillate a heart by applying an electric shock to it

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