cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

1972

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CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION Defined for Kids

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun car·dio·pul·mo·nary re·sus·ci·ta·tion \ ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē- \

Definition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for Students

: a method used in an emergency to save the life of a person whose heart has stopped beating that involves breathing into the victim's mouth to force air into the lungs and pressing on the victim's chest to cause blood to flow through the body

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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

noun

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 cardiac massage by the exertion of pressure on the chest abbreviation CPR

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