artificial respiration


artificial respiration

noun

medical : a process in which air is forced into and out of the lungs of a person who has stopped breathing

Full Definition of ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION

:  the rhythmic forcing of air into and out of the lungs of a person whose breathing has stopped

First Known Use of ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION

1817

artificial respiration

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION

: the process of restoring or initiating breathing by forcing air into and out of the lungs to establish the rhythm of inspiration and expiration—see back pressure-arm lift method, mouth-to-mouth

artificial respiration

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breathing induced by any of several techniques in a person who has stopped or is having difficulty breathing. It consists chiefly of keeping the air passage open and inducing inhalation and exhalation. It does not include chest compressions to maintain circulation (see cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The primary method is mouth-to-mouth breathing, in which the rescuer breathes into the victim's mouth, with pauses to allow exhalation.

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