vulnerable phase

vul·ner·a·ble phase

a period in the cardiac cycle during which an ectopic impulse may lead to repetitive activity such as flutter or fibrillation of the affected chamber.

vul·ner·a·ble phase

(vŭl'nĕr-ă'bĕl fāz)
A period in the cardiac cycle during which an ectopic impulse may lead to repetitive activity such as flutter or fibrillation of the affected chamber.
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Rock's legislation would define humanity as we have known it out of existence, supplanting it with a new and lesser order of human being where we would be reduced to our sheer biological status as suppliers of genetic material; where our offspring at the most vulnerable phases of human existence would be at law nothing more than "organisms;" where technology would eclipse the supremacy of God in the creation and ordering of human life.