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cardiac massage

[ kahr-dee-ak muh-sahzh, muh-sahj ]
/ ˈkɑr diˌæk məˈsɑʒ, məˈsɑdʒ /
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noun
rhythmic manual compression of the sternum or heart to restore normal heartbeat, as after cardiac arrest.
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Also called heart mas·sage [hahrtmuh-sahzh, muh-sahj] /ˈhɑrt məˈsɑʒ, məˈsɑdʒ/ .

Origin of cardiac massage

First recorded in 1890–95
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