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Medical Term:

defibrillator

Pronunciation: de-fib'ri-la'tor

Definition:

  1. Any agent or measure, an electric shock, that arrests fibrillation of the ventricular muscle and restores the normal beat.
  2. The machine designed to administer a defibrillating electric shock.
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