cardioplegia

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cardioplegia

 [kahr″de-o-ple´jah]
arrest of myocardial contraction, as by use of chemical compounds or cold in cardiac surgery. adj., adj cardiopleg´ic.

car·di·o·ple·gi·a

(kar'dē-ō-plē'jē-ă),
1. Paralysis of the heart.
2. An elective stopping of cardiac activity temporarily by injection of chemicals, selective hypothermia, or electrical stimuli.
[cardio- + G. plēgē, stroke]

cardioplegia

/car·dio·ple·gia/ (kahr″de-o-ple´jah) arrest of myocardial contractions, as by use of chemical compounds or cold in cardiac surgery.cardiople´gic

cardioplegia

[-plē′jə]
Etymology: Gk, kardia + plege, stroke
1 paralysis of the heart.
2 the arrest of myocardial contractions by hypothermia, electrical stimuli, or injection of chemicals for the purpose of performing surgery on the heart. See also cardiac standstill.

car·di·o·ple·gi·a

(kahr'dē-ō-plē'jē-ă)
1. Paralysis of the heart.
2. An elective temporary cessation of cardiac activity by injection of chemicals, selective hypothermia, or electrical stimuli and used to perform surgery on the heart.
[cardio- + G. plēgē, stroke]

cardioplegia

Deliberate temporary stopping of the heart beat (contractions) in the course of heart surgery, either by cooling or by means of drugs.

cardioplegia

arrest of myocardial contraction, as by use of chemical compounds or cold in cardiac surgery.