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What are the different parts of a defibrillator?

What are the different parts of a defibrillator?

3 main parts: Generally speaking: 1) the lead that sits in the heart to detect electrical signals from heart muscle, and to conduct electrical shocks from the device (if needed); 2) the small unit in the chest wall containing the computer which interprets the incoming electrical signals from the heart (via the lead) and gives pre-programmed therapies; 3) the battery that the computer runs on (also in this unit). ...Read more

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Defibrillator (Definition)

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a ...Read more


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What are the different parts of a neuron?

What are the different parts of a neuron?

Neurons: Same as other cells, plus axons & dendrites. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the trachea?

What are the different parts of the trachea?

Really only one part: Theres an anterior and posterior wall, but there's really only a trachea. The carina is at the distal end where it terminates into the right and left mainstem bronchi. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the skull?

What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones. Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid. Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

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What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?

What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?

Cardiac muscle: Cardiac muscle is the biggest part of the myocardium, which is what most of the heart is. Additional parts are the endo & epcardium plus the valves. ...Read more

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What are the names of the different kinds of stokes?

What are the names of the different kinds of stokes?

Strokes maybe?: You may be referring to thrombotic and hemorrhagic strokes. Thrombotic or embolic means from a clot. These strokes most often happen when someone has a blood clot in the heart, and it breaks off and goes to the blood vessels in the brain. Usually from a heart rhythm called Atrial fibrillation. Hemorrhagic means caused by bleeding, a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Both bad. ...Read more

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What are the different types of vascular access?

What are the different types of vascular access?

AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access ...Read more

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Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

All different: We are discovering the many and varied pathways and combinations of mutations that give rise to the huge array of different cancers. All result from natural selection for harmful mutations and ultimately all untreated cancers will kill; beyond this, the hugely different pathways account for the tremendously variable behavior. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

Nervous System: Brain, Spinal cord, Nerves, Sensory organs such as the eyes & ears, and Ganglia. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the non-invasive mask?

What are the parts of the non-invasive mask?

Bag Valve Mask: Equipment required for bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation include the following: BVM with reservoir (shown in the image below) Adult disposable bag-valve-mask. Adult disposable bag-valve-mask. View Media Gallery Oxygen connector tubing Oxygen source Suction Nasal pharyngeal airway (NPA) Oral pharyngeal airway (OPA) http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80184-ove ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving being shot in different parts of your body?

What are the chances of surviving being shot in different parts of your body?

Hard: To say. Depends on which parts of the body and persons overall health and the availability of trauma care. Seek help if contemplating suicide or homicide ...Read more

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What are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

What are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

?: Not sure what you mean by that. Different kinds of cancer can affect a particular organ, either starting there or coming from another place. Did that answer your question? If not, please restate it. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can different types of cancer exist in the same part of the body?

Can different types of cancer exist in the same part of the body?

Yes: The body is composed of many different parts and each can potentially develop different types of malignancies (cancers). ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

Hmmm: I am not a dermatologist but yes you can get a rash from heat. You can get a rash from sweating. You can get a skin infection and get a rash. I think you need to consult a dermatologist if your rash persists/. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of meningitis? Which one is the bad one?

What are the different kinds of meningitis? Which one is the bad one?

All are serious: Meningitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It is less commonly caused by tumors. Meningitis from any cause is a very serious disease. ...Read more

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What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

Ring: Ringworm or tinea, pityriasis rotunda, erythema annulare centrifugum, nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance. ...Read more