defibrillator


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de·fib·ril·la·tor

 (dē-fĭb′rə-lā′tər, -fī′brə-)
n.
An electrical device used to counteract fibrillation of the heart muscle and restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock.

defibrillator

(dɪˈfaɪbrɪˌleɪtə; -ˈfɪb-)
n
(Medicine) med an apparatus for stopping fibrillation of the heart by application of an electric current to the chest wall or directly to the heart

de•fi•bril•la•tor

(diˈfaɪ brəˌleɪ tər, -ˈfɪb rə-)
n.
an agent or device for arresting fibrillation of the heart muscles.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defibrillator - an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
Translations

defibrillator

[dɪˈfaɪbrɪˌleɪtəʳ] Ndesfibrilador m

defibrillator

[diːˈfɪbrɪleɪtər] ndéfibrillateur m

defibrillator

n (Med) → Defibrillator m

de·fib·ril·la·tor

m. desfibrilador dispositivo, agente o instrumento que restaura el ritmo normal a las aurículas o los ventrículos;
automatic ______ automático;
manual ______ manual.

defibrillator

n desfibrilador m; automated external — (AED) desfibrilador externo automático (DEA) (V. también cardioverter-defibrillator.)
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Sarah Oliver, as well as being an established author, is a patron of the charity Hand On Heart and is aiming to ensure that every one of the borough's schools have a defibrillator.
There is now a defibrillator in the club and another on the outside of the pub by kind permission of Mr John Ross.
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Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical current to the heart with a device called a defibrillator. This depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle, terminates the dysrhythmia and allows normal sinus rhythm to be reestablished by the body's natural pacemaker, in the sinoatrial node of the heart.
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Food and Drug Administration is working to improve the reliability of automated external defibrillators, noting that the agency received 72,000 reports of defibrillator failures between 2005 and 2014.
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They will be presented to the schools in Northern Ireland that submitted the best entries explaining why they should receive an Automated External Defibrillator.
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