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Pacemaker

Synonym(s)

  • pace stimulators

Definition(s)

1: A group of cells or a body part (as the sinoatrial node of the heart) that serves to establish and maintain a rhythmic activity. 2: An electrical device for stimulating or steadying the heartbeat or reestablishing the rhythm of an arrested heart--called also pacer.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014