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(Science: cardiology, physiology) The act to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across the chest, thus depolarising the heart cells and allowing normal rhythm to return.

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... heart rhythym was asystole (flatline). Asystole is not a shockable rhythym as it indicates a total lack of electrical activity in the heart. Since defibrillation works by STOPPING the heart in the hopes that it resets itself into a normal sinus rhythym, asystole isn't productive. Medications can ...

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by Jelanen
Sat May 28, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: i wish i had a heart
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