mouth to mouth resuscitation

mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

[mouth-tuh-mouth]
noun
a method of artificial respiration in which a person rhythmically blows air into the victim's lungs, either directly, by placing the mouth over the patient's, or through a tube.

Origin:
1960–65

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mouth-to-mouth resuscitation n.
A technique used to resuscitate a person who has stopped breathing, in which the rescuer presses his or her mouth against that of the victim and, allowing for passive exhalation, forces air into the lungs every few seconds. Also called mouth-to-mouth respiration.

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