artificial respiration

noun

Definition of artificial respiration

:the rhythmic forcing of air into and out of the lungs of a person whose breathing has stopped

First Known Use of artificial respiration

1778


ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION Defined for English Language Learners

artificial respiration

noun

Definition of artificial respiration for English Language Learners

  • medical : a process in which air is forced into and out of the lungs of a person who has stopped breathing


ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION Defined for Kids

artificial respiration

noun

Definition of artificial respiration for Students

:the forcing of air into and out of the lungs of a person whose breathing has stopped

Medical Dictionary

artificial respiration

noun

medical Definition of artificial respiration

:the process of restoring or initiating breathing by forcing air into and out of the lungs to establish the rhythm of inspiration and expiration — see back pressure-arm lift method, mouth-to-mouth

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