defibrillator

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Etymology[edit]

From defibrillation +‎ -ator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈfɪbɹɪleɪtə(ɹ)/
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Noun[edit]

defibrillator (plural defibrillators)

  1. (medicine) 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.

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