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[puhl-moh-ter, poo l-] /ˈpʌlˌmoʊ tər, ˈpʊl-/
a mechanical device for artificial respiration that forces oxygen into the lungs when respiration has ceased because of asphyxiation, drowning, etc. Unabridged
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  • The Pulmotor makes the patient breathe—because it carries on the function for him artificially.

  • A Pulmotor was put into immediate action, and another period of heartbreaking suspense ensued.

    The Slipper Point Mystery Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • I dragged over the heavy tank which he had ordered as he adjusted a sort of Pulmotor breathing apparatus over Leon.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
British Dictionary definitions for Pulmotor


/ˈpʌlˌməʊtə; ˈpʊl-/
trademark an apparatus for pumping oxygen into the lungs during artificial respiration
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Pulmotor in Medicine

pulmotor pul·mo·tor (pul'mō'tər, pŭl'-)
A device used to inflate and deflate the lungs during resuscitation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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