heart-lung machine

noun

Definition of heart-lung machine

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

First Known Use of heart-lung machine

1953


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heart-lung machine

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

medical Definition of heart-lung machine

: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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