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(dē-fĭb′rə-lāt′, -fī′brə-)
tr.v. defibril·lated, defibril·lating, defibril·lates
To stop the fibrillation of (a heart) and restore normal contractions through the use of drugs or an electric shock.

de·fib′ril·la′tion n.
de·fib′ril·la′tive adj.
de·fib′ril·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.


[difī′brilāt, difib′-]
Etymology: L, de + fibrilla, little thread
to stop fibrillation of the ventricles by delivering an electrical shock through the chest wall. See also defibrillation.

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However, the challenge is to ensure high sensitivity and specificity, especially during precordial compression, in order to identify the ideal moment to deliver the defibrillatory shock.
The goal of the defibrillatory shock is to depolarize the myocardium and allow for organized electrical activity to resume.
The delivery of a defibrillatory shock in a biphasic waveform, which requires less energy than other AEDs to achieve comparable defibrillation efficacy, which enables the ForeRunner to be smaller, lighter, less costly, and more reliable.