Pronunciation: (dē-fī'bru-lāt", -fib'ru-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/defibrillate.html on line 77 [key]
—v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing. Med.
to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest, thus depolarizing the heart cells and allowing normal rhythm to return.
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