from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To stop the fibrillation of (a heart) and restore normal contractions through the use of drugs or an electric shock.

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  • v. To stop the fibrillation of the heart in order to restore normal contractions, especially by the use of an electric shock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks


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