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cardioplegia

Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-plē′jē-ă

Definition:

  1. Paralysis of the heart.
  2. An elective stopping of cardiac activity temporarily by injection of chemicals, selective hypothermia, or electrical stimuli.

[cardio- + G. plēgē, stroke]

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