defibrillation

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defibrillation

[dē‚fib·rə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Stopping a local quivering of muscle fibers, especially of the heart.
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Biphasic defibrillators are replacing the monophasic models in most centers and is hence growing at the cost of the latter.
Defibrillator specification varied between facilities: 67% had biphasic, 15% monophasic and 18% both mono- and biphasic defibrillators in the EC.
Tokyo, Japan, Dec 2, 2005 - (JCN) - Nihon Kohden announced on December 1 that it has launched the TEC-7700 and the TEC-2300 series of biphasic defibrillators. Nihon Kohden has become the first Japanese manufacturer that has developed and commercialized biophasic defibrillators.