Medical Dictionary

defibrillation

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

Medical Definition of defibrillation

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

defibrillate

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

defibrillated

;

defibrillating


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up defibrillation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!