artificial-respiration

artificial respiration

noun
the stimulation of natural respiratory functions in persons whose breathing has failed or in newborn infants by artificially forcing air into and out of the lungs.


Origin:
1850–55

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artificial respiration
 
n
1.  any of various methods of restarting breathing after it has stopped, by manual rhythmic pressure on the chest, mouth-to-mouth breathing, etc
2.  any method of maintaining respiration artificially, as by use of an iron lung

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artificial respiration n.
A procedure to mechanically or manually force air into and out of the lungs in a rhythmic manner to restore or maintain respiration in a person who has stopped breathing. Also called artificial ventilation.

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