What does fibrillation mean?

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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibrillation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibrillation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philip Nimoityn:

    Hiccups can be precipitated by a lot of factors, including various stresses, and so can atrial fibrillation. It’s possible that whatever set off one set off the other, but they are not necessarily directly related.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Karin Johnson:

    Typical post-stroke workup involves testing for many risk factors including carotid atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, hypercoagulable states, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes among others, obstructive sleep apnea not only worsens all of these conditions but even with adjusting for other causes doubles the risk of stroke.

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