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pace·mak·er

 (pās′mā′kər)
n.
1. Sports One who sets the pace in a race. Also called pacer, pacesetter.
2. A leader in a field: the fashion house that is the pacemaker. Also called pacesetter.
3.
a. A part of the body, such as the mass of muscle fibers of the sinoatrial node, that sets the pace or rhythm of physiological activity.
b. Any of several usually miniaturized and surgically implanted electronic devices used to stimulate or regulate contractions of the heart muscle.

pace′mak′ing adj. & n.
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pacemaker

(ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkə)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a person, horse, vehicle, etc, used in a race or speed trial to set the pace
2. a person, an organization, etc, regarded as being the leader in a particular field of activity
3. (Anatomy) Also called: cardiac pacemaker a small area of specialized tissue within the wall of the right atrium of the heart whose spontaneous electrical activity initiates and controls the beat of the heart
4. (Medicine) Also called: artificial pacemaker an electronic device for use in certain cases of heart disease to assume the functions of the natural cardiac pacemaker
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pace•mak•er

(ˈpeɪsˌmeɪ kər)

n.
2. an electronic device surgically implanted beneath the skin to provide a normal heartbeat by electrical stimulation of the heart muscle.
3. any specialized body tissue governing a rhythmic physiological activity, esp. the sinoatrial node that regulates heartbeat.
[1880–85]
pace′mak`ing, n.
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pace·mak·er

(pās′mā′kər)
An electronic device that is surgically implanted to regulate the heartbeat.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacemaker - a leading instance in its field; "the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations"
exemplar, good example, example, model - something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
2.pacemaker - a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
3.pacemaker - an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemakerpacemaker - an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
4.pacemaker - a horse used to set the pace in racingpacemaker - a horse used to set the pace in racing
bangtail, race horse, racehorse - a horse bred for racing
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Translations
جِهاز تَنظيم دقّات القَلبجِهَازٌ لِتَنْظِيمٍ دَقَاتِ الْقَلبِعَدّاء يُحَدِّد سُرْعَة الإنْطِلاق
kardiostimulátorvodič
pacemakerpacer
sydämentahdistinsydänhermotahdistinvauhdinpitäjä
pejsmejkerstimulator srca
iramot diktáló versenyzõszívritmus-szabályozó
gangráîursá sem stjórnar hraîa í hlaupi
ペースメーカー
맥박 조정기
kardiostimulátor
pacemaker
hız saptayıcısıirkilteçkalp atış düzenleyicisikalp pili
máy điều hoà nhịp tim

pacemaker

[ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkəʳ] N
1. (Med) → marcapasos m inv
2. (Sport) → liebre f
3. (in market, business) = pacesetter 2
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pacemaker

[ˈpeɪsmeɪkər] n
(MEDICINE)stimulateur m cardiaque
(in race)lièvre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pacemaker

n (Med) → Schrittmacher m (Sport) = pacesetter
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pacemaker

[ˈpeɪsˌmeɪkəʳ] n
a. (Med) → pacemaker m inv
b. (Sport) → chi fa l'andatura, battistrada m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pace

(peis) noun
1. a step. He took a pace forward.
2. speed of movement. a fast pace.
verb
to walk backwards and forwards (across). He paced up and down.
ˈpacemaker noun
1. an electronic device to make the heart beats regular or stronger.
2. a person who sets the speed of a race.
keep pace with
to go as fast as. He kept pace with the car on his motorbike.
pace out
to measure by walking along, across etc with even steps. She paced out the room.
put someone etc through his etc paces
to make someone etc show what he etc can do. He put his new car through its paces.
set the pace
to go forward at a particular speed which everyone else has to follow. Her experiments set the pace for future research.
show one's paces
to show what one can do. They made the horse show its paces.
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pacemaker

جِهَازٌ لِتَنْظِيمٍ دَقَاتِ الْقَلبِ kardiostimulátor pacemaker Schrittmacher βηματοδότης marcapasos sydämentahdistin pacemaker stimulator srca pacemaker ペースメーカー 맥박 조정기 pacemaker pacemaker rozrusznik marca-passo, pacemaker ритмоводитель pacemaker อุปกรณ์ไฟฟ้าที่ช่วยให้อัตราการเต้นของหัวใจสม่ำเสมอ kalp pili máy điều hoà nhịp tim 心脏起搏器
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pace·mak·er

n. marcapasos, estabilizador del ritmo cardíaco;
internal ______ interno;
temporary ______ temporal;
electric cardiac ______ cardiaco eléctrico;
fixed rate ______ de fecuencia fija.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pacemaker

n marcapasos m
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Conventional pacemakers are inserted beneath the skin and a wire used to send small electrical signals to the heart to help it beat normally, but complications can arise if the wire comes loose.