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defibrillator

 [de-fib´rĭ-la″ter]
an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall.
automatic external defibrillator (AED) a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.
automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)) an implantable device that detects sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation and terminates it by a shock or shocks delivered directly to the myocardium, thus preventing sudden cardiac death. Three different types of electrodes may be used: a superior vena cava spring lead, a transvenous bipolar electrode, and a ventricular patch lead. One third of the patients who have had this device implanted have received spontaneous device countershocks. Other reported side effects are similar to those of pacemakers.

de·fib·ril·la·tor

(dē-fib'ri-lā'tŏr),
1. Any agent or measure, for example, an electric shock, that arrests fibrillation of the ventricular muscle and restores the normal beat.
2. The machine designed to administer a defibrillating electric shock.

defibrillator

/de·fib·ril·la·tor/ (de-fib″rĭ-la´ter) an electronic apparatus used to counteract atrial or ventricular fibrillation by application of a brief electric shock to the heart.
automatic external defibrillator  (AED) a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.
automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator  see under cardioverter.

defibrillator

(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

[difī′brilā′tər, difib′-]
a device that delivers an electrical shock at a preset voltage to the myocardium. It is used for restoring the normal cardiac rhythm and rate when the heart has stopped beating or is fibrillating. See also implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

defibrillator

Cardiology A device used to synchronize erratic electrical signaling through the heart, which prevents efficient ventricular pumping. See Crashcart, Pacemaker syndrome.

de·fib·ril·la·tor

(dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
1. Any agent or measure (e.g., an electric shock) that arrests fibrillation of the atria or ventricles and restores the normal rhythm.
2. A machine designed to administer a defibrillating electric shock.

defibrillator

An electrical device for applying sudden high-energy shocks to the heart in the attempt to convert VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION into normal heart rhythm. See also DEFIBRILLATION.

Defibrillator

A device that delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle through the chest wall in order to restore a normal heart rate.

defibrillator (dēfib´rilā´tur),

n a device for defibrillating the ventricles of the heart.
defibrillator, automatic external (AED),
n a mobile electric device attached to the abdomen or chest that terminates erratic heartbeat by shock, thereby restoring the normal cardiac rhythm.
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Automatic external defibrillator.

defibrillator

an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall.

chemical defibrillator
certain antiarrhythmic drugs are effective as antifibrillation agents and may be used in emergency situations to overcome ventricular fibrillation.

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Ince again,
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The automated external defibrillator segment is projected to maintain its lead in the overall external defibrillators market due to its increasing installations at public or private places such as schools, work place, airports, sports arenas, government offices, and others.
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The defibrillator is lifesaving equipment that works to restore the heart rhythm if a person goes into cardiac arrest and the earlier it is used the better the chance is of survival.
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Pakizer then approached judicial officers and attorneys, who contributed the money to purchase the two defibrillators plus a training unit and mannequin.
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