circulation

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organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again carbon cycle
emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest cardiac massage , heart massage
emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain d cardiac resuscitation , cardiopulmonary resuscitation , CPR , kiss of life , mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc. cataplasm , plaster , poultice
heat by circulation of currents, transfer of convection
heater using current circulation convector
act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation curtailment , suppression
(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern cyclone
circulation of cytoplasm within a cell cyclosis , streaming
price fall caused by decrease of money in circulation deflation
blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth ductus arteriosus
former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation Greenback Party
(economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money will be hoarded and the money of lower intrinsic value will circulate more freely until the intrinsically Gresham's Law
English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657) Harvey , William Harvey
pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery; diverts blood from the heart and oxygenates it and then pumps it through the body heart-lung machine
branch of physiology that studies the circulation of the blood and the forces involved hemodynamics
use of infrared radiation (as by infrared lamps or heating pads or hot water bottles) to relieve pain and increase circulation to a particular area of the body infrared therapy
anoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure) ischemic anoxia , stagnant anoxia
hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure) ischemic hypoxia , stagnant hypoxia
vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation lymphatic vessel , lymph vessel
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