An electrical device used to restore normal heart contraction rhythms. This is done by delivering a carefully regulated electrical current to the heart when it suddenly stops beating effectively.
An endocrinological disorder which results in the body being unable to metabolise glucose due to insulin deficiency.
The period of relaxation and dilation of the chambers of the heart in between contractions of heart muscle.
The lower of the two readings recorded when measuring blood pressure. It reflects the pressure exerted by blood when the heart relaxes and opens its chambers in between beats.
Substances which increase the output of water and salt in the urine; also referred to as “water tablets”.