heart–lung machine

noun

Definition of heart–lung machine

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

1953

First Known Use of heart–lung machine

1953


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heart–lung machine

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noun heart–lung ma·chine \ˌhärt-ˈləŋ-mə-ˌshēn\

Medical Definition of heart–lung machine

  1. :  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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