Heimlich maneuver

noun
Heim·​lich maneuver | \ ˈhīm-lik- How to pronounce Heimlich maneuver (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heimlich%20maneuver. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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Heimlich maneuver

noun
Heim·​lich maneuver | \ ˈhīm-lik- How to pronounce Heimlich maneuver (audio) \

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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