artificial respiration


noun

the stimulation of natural respiratory functions in persons whose breathing has failed or in newborn infants by artificially forcing air into and out of the lungs.

Nearby words

  1. artificial life,
  2. artificial pacemaker,
  3. artificial person,
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  6. artificial selection,
  7. artificial turf,
  8. artificial ventilation,
  9. artificiality,
  10. artificialize


Origin of artificial respiration

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for artificial respiration

artificial respiration

noun

any of various methods of restarting breathing after it has stopped, by manual rhythmic pressure on the chest, mouth-to-mouth breathing, etc
any method of maintaining respiration artificially, as by use of an iron lung
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Medicine definitions for artificial respiration

artificial respiration

n.

A procedure to mechanically or manually force air into and out of the lungs in a rhythmic manner to restore or maintain respiration in a person who has stopped breathing.artificial ventilation

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