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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun

Definition of CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

:  a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, mouth-to-mouth method of artificial respiration, and heart massage by the exertion of pressure on the chest

First Known Use of CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

1972

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

:  a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, the mouth-to-mouth method of artificial respiration, and heart massage by the exertion of pressure on the chest—abbreviation CPR

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