Definition of Defibrillation

1. Noun. Treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator).

Generic synonyms: Medical Aid, Medical Care
Derivative terms: Defibrillate



Definition of Defibrillation

1. Noun. the stopping of the fibrillation of the heart in order to restore normal contractions, especially by the use of an electric shock ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defibrillation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Defibrillation

1. The act to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest, thus depolarising the heart cells and allowing normal rhythm to return. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Defibrillation

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1. Fire Safety Education Resource Directory edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"Early defibrillation A practical guide for first responders and EMTs, this easy-to-understand training ... how and when to provide early defibrillation. ..."

2. Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Symposium on edited by Judith H. LaRosa, Michael J. Horan, Eugene R. Passamani (1996)
"One intermediate grade is the emergency medical technician defibrillation. Skills at this level are similar to an emergency medical technician basic, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1877)
"... who is able to supplement the defibrillation of these coarse fasciculi by a microscopic examination of their terminal portions, trustworthy and valuable ..."

4. Interstate Transportation of Human Pathogens: Hearing Before the Committee by Orrin G. Hatch (1999)
"... electrical discharges to the heart terminate ventricular fibrillation, what we call defibrillation, restoring normal sinus rhythm and normal function. ..."

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