cardioverter

noun car·dio·ver·ter \ ˈkär-dē-ō-ˌvər-tər \

Definition of cardioverter

: a medical device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion
  • The cardioverter, which is fully automatic, weighs but 90 g and is inserted like a permanent pacemaker.
  • —John Maurice
  • The silver-colored, pager-size device, called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, can speed up a slow heart and slow a racing heartbeat.
  • —Susan Page

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First Known Use of cardioverter

1983

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cardioverter

noun car·dio·ver·ter \ ˈkärd-ē-ō-ˌvərt-ər \

medical Definition of cardioverter

: a device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion

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