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ICD

abbreviation

medical Definition of ICD

1 implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • An ICD prevents sudden cardiac death by sensing abnormal heart rhythms and shocking the heart back into action with a jolt of electricity.
  • —Matthew Herper and Robert LangrethForbes27 Nov. 2006
— see aicd
2 International Classification of Diseases usually used with a number indicating the revision
  • ICD-9
  • The federal government is behind the push to adopt the new ICD 10 standards in the United States, but the codes were actually endorsed by the World Health Organization more than two decades ago.
  • —Steven SyreThe Boston Globe25 Mar. 2014

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