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.
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Origin of artificial respiration
First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for artificial respiration
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
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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