artificial pacemaker meaning

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Noun: artificial pacemaker
  1. An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker
    - pacemaker

Derived forms: artificial pacemakers

Type of: electronic device

Encyclopedia: Artificial pacemaker

A device designed to stimulate,by electric impulses,contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).


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  1. Examples of such instruments include scalpels, hypodermic needles and artificial pacemakers.
  2. Read heart, cardiac pacemaker, autonomic nervous system, and artificial pacemaker.
  3. In the early 1960s, Kantrowitz developed an implantable artificial pacemaker together with General Electric.
  4. One potential adverse interaction with other medical devices is possible inactivation of artificial pacemakers if present.
  5. Third-degree AV block can be treated by use of a dual-chamber artificial pacemaker.

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