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defibrillation

noun de·fi·bril·la·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌfib-rə-ˈlā-shən , -ˌfīb- \

medical Definition of defibrillation

:restoration (as by an electric shock) of the rhythm of a fibrillating heart

defibrillate

play \(ˈ)dē-ˈfib-rə-ˌlāt, -ˈfīb-\ transitive verb defibrillated; defibrillating

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