Definition of defibrillator in English:



  • An apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.

    • ‘The medical team had a defibrillator with them and I was resuscitated within a few minutes.’
    • ‘Other options, defibrillators and heart transplants, are highly invasive and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.’
    • ‘In the early 1990s, the role of electrical defibrillators gained prominence.’
    • ‘The only other options are implanted defibrillators that administer electric shocks to the heart, and transplants.’
    • ‘The people using a defibrillator to restore normal heart rhythm in places like these usually have had no medical training.’