defibrillator
noun Date: 1952 an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart • defibrillate transitive verbdefibrillation noun

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  • defibrillator — 1956, agent noun from DEFIBRILLATION (Cf. defibrillation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Defibrillator — Ein im Rettungsdienst verwendeter Defibrillator mit EKG Funktion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • defibrillator — n. the apparatus used for defibrillation, which may be internal (see implantable cardiovertor defibrillator) or external. External defibrillators may be fully automated (see automated external defibrillator), semiautomated, or manual and usually… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • defibrillator — UK [diːˈfɪbrɪˌleɪtə(r)] / US [dɪˈfɪbrɪˌleɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms defibrillator : singular defibrillator plural defibrillators medical a piece of equipment for giving the heart an electric shock to make it start to beat normally again …   English dictionary

  • Defibrillator — A device used to defibrillate the heart. * * * 1. Any agent or measure, e.g., an electric shock, that arrests fibrillation of the ventricular muscle and restores the normal beat. 2. The machine designed to administer a defibrillating electric… …   Medical dictionary

  • defibrillator — [[t]diːfɪ̱brɪleɪtə(r)[/t]] defibrillators N COUNT A defibrillator is a machine that starts the heart beating normally again after a heart attack, by giving it an electric shock. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

  • defibrillator — /dee fuy breuh lay teuhr, fib reuh /, n. Med. an agent or device for arresting fibrillation of the atrial or ventricular muscles of the heart. [1955 60; DE + FIBRILL(ATION) + ATOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • defibrillator — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • Defibrillator — Stromstoßgerät * * * De|fi|bril|la|tor auch: De|fib|ril|la|tor 〈m. 23; Med.〉 Gerät, das unregelmäßige Herzschläge erkennen u. gezielte Stromstöße aussenden kann * * * De|fi|bril|la|tor, der; s, …oren (Med.): Gerät, das Herzmuskelstörungen durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Defibrillator — De|fibrilla̱tor m; s, ...to̱ren: Apparat zur Durchführung der Defibrillation …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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