January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1562
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The definitions for the term "pacemaker" are presented. It means anything that influences the rate and rhythm of occurrence of some activity or process. Pacemaker also refers to a specialized cell or group of cells that automatically generates impulses that spread to other regions of the heart. It also pertains to a generally accepted term for artificial cardiac pacemaker. The various types of pacemakers are also described.


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