artificial pacemaker

An electronic device that is implanted in the body to monitor heart rate and rhythm. It gives the heart electrical stimulation when it does not beat normally. It runs on batteries and has long, thin wires that connect it to the heart. Also called pacemaker and cardiac pacemaker.

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  • Artificial pacemaker — A device that uses electrical impulses to regulate the heart rhythm or to reproduce that rhythm. An internal pacemaker is one in which the electrodes into the heart, the electronic circuitry and the power supply are implanted (internally) within… …   Medical dictionary

  • artificial pacemaker — noun an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker • Syn: ↑pacemaker • Hypernyms: ↑electronic device …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pacemaker (disambiguation) — Pacemaker may refer to:In biology and medicine: * Cardiac pacemaker, a group of cells within the heart that together initiate contractions and set the pace of beating * Artificial pacemaker, a device implanted to provide proper heart rhythm when… …   Wikipedia

  • pacemaker — n. (Physiol. & Anat.) 1. a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat. Syn: cardiac pacemaker, sinoatrial node. [WordNet 1.5] 2. An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker[1];… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pacemaker — pacemaking, n. /pays may keuhr/, n. 1. pacesetter. 2. Med. an electronic device implanted beneath the skin for providing a normal heartbeat by electrical stimulation of the heart muscle, used in certain heart conditions. 3. Anat., Physiol. any… …   Universalium

  • pacemaker — An electronic device that is implanted in the body to monitor heart rate and rhythm. It gives the heart electrical stimulation when it does not beat normally. An artificial pacemaker runs on batteries and has long, thin wires that connect it to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • pacemaker — ► NOUN 1) (also pacesetter) a competitor who sets the pace at the beginning of a race or competition. 2) an artificial device for stimulating and regulating the heart muscle …   English terms dictionary

  • Pacemaker — A system that sends electrical impulses to the heart in order to set the heart rhythm. The pacemaker can be the normal natural pacemaker of the heart or it can be an electronic device. The natural pacemaker of the heart is the sinus node, one of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Artificial organ — An artificial organ is a man made device that is implanted into, or integrated onto, a human to replace a natural organ, for the purpose of restoring a specific function or a group of related functions so the patient may return to as normal a… …   Wikipedia

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