a device through which blood is shunted temporarily for oxygenation during surgery, while the heart or a lung is being repaired.
Origin of heart-lung machine
First recorded in 1955–60
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a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery
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An apparatus through which the blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body.
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An apparatus through which blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, in order to oxygenate and pump it, thus maintaining circulation.
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