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heart–lung machine

noun

Definition of HEART-LUNG MACHINE

:  a mechanical pump that maintains circulation during heart surgery by shunting blood away from the heart, oxygenating it, and returning it to the body

First Known Use of HEART-LUNG MACHINE

1953

heart–lung machine

noun heart–lung ma·chine \ˌhärt-ˈləŋ-mə-ˌshēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEART–LUNG MACHINE

:  a mechanical pump that maintains circulation during heart surgery by shunting blood away from the heart, oxygenating it, and returning it to the body

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