- 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.
Compare cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Origin of artificial respiration
First recorded in 1850–55
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- 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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- 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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