Defibrillator definition

dē-fĭbrə-lātər, -fībrə-
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An electrical device used to counteract fibrillation of the heart muscle and restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock.
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An electrical device used to counteract fibrillation of the heart muscle and restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock.
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(medicine) An electronic device used internally or externally that delivers a controlled electric shock to a patient to correct ventricular fibrillation, a lack of coordination of the contraction of muscle tissue of the large chambers of the heart.
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Noun

Singular:
defibrillator
Plural:
defibrillators

Origin of defibrillator