Definition of pacemaker
1a : one that sets the pace for anotherb : one that takes the lead or sets an example
2a : a group of cells or a body part (such as the sinus node of the heart) that serves to establish and maintain a rhythmic activityb : an electrical device for stimulating or steadying the heartbeat or reestablishing the rhythm of an arrested heart
pacemakingplay \ˈpās-ˌmā-kiŋ\ noun
Examples of pacemaker in a Sentence
has long been regarded as a pacemaker in home electronics
Recent Examples of pacemaker from the Web
Treatment might involve medication, a pacemaker insertion, bed rest or a cardioversion, in which an electric jolt resets the heart’s rhythm.
Think of the difference between eyeglasses, which touch the body, and a pacemaker, which lies next to the heart.
Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was released from the hospital and is at home resting comfortably after undergoing surgery on Thursday to replace the pacemaker in his heart, the team announced.
Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, underwent surgery on Thursday to replace his pacemaker.
Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda is recovering after surgery to replace his pacemaker.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston are learning how to use patients’ own cells to create electrically conductive tissue, which could be replace pacemakers.
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First Known Use of pacemaker
PACEMAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pacemaker for English Language Learners
medical : a small electrical machine put inside a person to make the heart beat evenly
Medical Definition of pacemaker
1: a group of cells or a body part (as the sinoatrial node of the heart) that serves to establish and maintain a rhythmic activity
2: an electrical device for stimulating or steadying the heartbeat or reestablishing the rhythm of an arrested heart—called also pacer
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