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Pacemaker   Listen
noun
pacemaker  n.  (Physiol. & Anat.)
1.
A specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat.
Synonyms: cardiac pacemaker, sinoatrial node.
2.
An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker (1); used to assist people whose heartbeat is irregular.
Synonyms: artificial pacemaker.
3.
A horse used to set the pace in racing.
Synonyms: pacer, pacesetter.






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Words linked to "Pacemaker" :   heart muscle, sinoatrial node, SA node, example, bangtail, good example, race horse, pacer, pacesetter, artificial pacemaker, cardiac muscle, racehorse, cardiac pacemaker, electronic device, exemplar, model



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