Heimlich maneuver

noun
Heim·lich maneuver | \ˈhīm-lik- \

Definition of Heimlich maneuver 

: the manual application of sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen of a choking victim to force a foreign object from the trachea

First Known Use of Heimlich maneuver

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Heimlich maneuver

Henry J. Heimlich born1920 American surgeon

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Heimlich maneuver

noun
Heim·lich maneuver | \ˈhīm-lik- \

Kids Definition of Heimlich maneuver

: the use of upward pressure to the area directly above the navel of a choking person to force out an object blocking the trachea

Heimlich maneuver

noun
Heim·lich maneuver | \ˈhīm-lik-\

Medical Definition of Heimlich maneuver 

: the manual application of sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen of a choking victim to force a foreign object from the trachea

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