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2009-02-05 18:01:00

A Norwegian study suggests interrupting chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation reduces the chances of heartbeat return after defibrillation. University of Stavanger researchers said they discovered that for every second of a pause in compressions, there is a 1 percent reduction in the likelihood of success. Kenneth Gundersen, who led the study, said he and his colleagues quantified the effect of compression interruptions on the probability of a return of spontaneous...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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