heartlung machine

heart-lung machine

[hahrt-luhng]
noun
a device through which blood is shunted temporarily for oxygenation during surgery, while the heart or a lung is being repaired.

Origin:
1955–60

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heart-lung machine
 
n
a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery

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heart-lung machine n.
An apparatus through which the blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body.

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heart-lung machine  
An apparatus through which blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, in order to oxygenate and pump it, thus maintaining circulation.
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