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Medical Definition of ICD

  1. 1implantable 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 Langreth, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2006—see aicd

  2. 2International 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 Syre, The Boston Globe, 25 Mar. 2014

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