defibrillator defibrillator  /di ˈfɪb rɪ ˌleɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation

Usage(s):

  1. If you've got a defibrillator implanted in your chest, it's not an idle question to ask whether it's in good working order.
  2. A man being revived by defibrillator machine.
  3. The increasing availability of defibrillators in homes and businesses adds another wrinkle to the rules.

News

  1. Mechanics Cooperative Bank, RDA Support Fall River Fire Department

    Mechanics Cooperative Bank and RDA Insurance have purchased a new portable defibrillator for the Fall River Fire Department. The Fall River Fire Department is trying to equip all Fall River fire engines with portable defibrillators for use during rescue and emergency situations.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Banker & Tradesman

  2. High schools to incorporate CPR, AED training

    High schools soon will have to provide students training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Clayton News Daily

  3. Chicago Blackhawks fan has heart attack while watching Stanley Cup Final game

    Hockey fans often like to joke that the thrill and suspense of playoff hockey puts them in danger of a heart attack during the game. Indeed, it sometimes seems like having a defibrillator on hand is just as important a … Continue reading ?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him," Babcock said.
    on Nov 21, 2005 By: Mike Babcock Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "This night almost gave me a heart attack," White said. "I really went into the back, walked right out of the octagon into my back room, sat down and thought they were going to have to bring a defibrillator back there. I was seriously messed...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dana White Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "You can just see it. There it is: Work Choices is dead one minute, back again, dead the next, then waiting for the next election," Mr Rudd told parliament. "You can see them with the defibrillator prongs waiting to bring Work Choices back to...
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Age

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