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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefibrillatorde‧fib‧ril‧la‧tor /diːˈfɪbrəleɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  a machine that gives the heart an electric shock to make it start beating again after a heart attack
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defibrillatorThese ranged from a peak flow meter and a sphygmomanometer to oxygen and a defibrillator.Penders was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 1991 and decided to have a defibrillator installed Thursday as insurance against heart attacks.A defibrillator can analyze the heart rhythm of a cardiac arrest victim and administer an electric shock.During the six minutes before medics arrived, co-workers revived his heart rhythm with the help of the defibrillator, Wiley said.The defibrillator will be kept where employees can get to it within three minutes, Weer said.
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