artificial respiration noun
medical : a process in which air is forced into and out of the lungs of a person who has stopped breathing
: the rhythmic forcing of air into and out of the lungs of a person whose breathing has stopped
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artificial respiration noun (Medical Dictionary)
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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