Definition of defibrillation in English:

defibrillation

Syllabification: de·fib·ril·la·tion
Pronunciation: /dēˌfibrəˈlāSHən
 
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noun

Medicine
  • The stopping of fibrillation of the heart by administering a controlled electric shock in order to allow restoration of the normal rhythm.
    More example sentences
    • The group trained in CPR and defibrillation administered emergency treatment on 128 heart attack victims, and there were 30 survivors.
    • This led to an investigation into ways of automating defibrillation so that defibrillators might be used by more people and, therefore, be more widely deployed in the community.
    • Frank postulated that if the problem lay outside hospital, ventricular defibrillation should be corrected where it occurred.

Derivatives

defibrillate

Pronunciation: /dēˈfibrəˌlāt/
verb
More example sentences
  • Paramedics do not, and nurses rarely defibrillate patients in our hospital.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was immediately initiated and he was promptly electrically defibrillated.
  • The second model assumed that a reduction in response time would increase the probability of receiving defibrillation as well as improving survival from defibrillation in those who were defibrillated.

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