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heart-lung machine

[ hahrt-luhng ]
/ ˈhɑrtˈlʌŋ /
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noun
a device through which blood is shunted temporarily for oxygenation during surgery, while the heart or a lung is being repaired.
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Origin of heart-lung machine

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-lung machine

heart-lung machine

noun
a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery
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Scientific definitions for heart-lung machine

heart-lung machine

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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