Definitions for fibrillationˌfaɪ brəˈleɪ ʃən, or, esp. for 2 , ˌfɪb rə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fibrillation(noun)

    muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

  2. fibrillation(noun)

    act or process of forming fibrils

Wiktionary

  1. fibrillation(Noun)

    The rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of the muscle fibers of the heart.

  2. Origin: From fibrilla, diminutive of fibra, "fiber," in reference to the muscle strands of the heart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fibrillation(noun)

    the state of being reduced to fibers

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Metersky:

    Patients who have atrial fibrillation who are not on an anticoagulant should discuss with their doctor if they could lower their risk of stroke without exposing themselves to excessive risk, by being started on anticoagulation.

  2. Rafi Walden:

    This evening he felt a slight discomfort and we diagnosed that he has some difficulty with the rhythm of the heart which is called atrial fibrillation. He was taken to hospital ... and this is over already spontaneously without even the need for any treatment.

  3. Oussama Wazni:

    If patients lose weight, they will feel better in general and they will have less risk of hypertension and diabetes and less atrial fibrillation, some effects of obesity, like inflammation, might not be completely reversible, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get people to lose weight.


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