defibrillation

noun
de·​fi·​bril·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌfib-rə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce defibrillation (audio) , -ˌfīb- How to pronounce defibrillation (audio) \

Medical Definition of defibrillation

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

Other Words from defibrillation

defibrillate \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈfib-​rə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce defibrillate (audio) , -​ˈfīb-​ How to pronounce defibrillate (audio) \ transitive verb defibrillated; defibrillating

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“Defibrillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/defibrillation. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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