Heimlich manoeuvre

/ (ˈhaɪmlɪk) /

noun

a technique in first aid to dislodge a foreign body in a person's windpipe by applying sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomenAlso called: abdominal thrust

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Word Origin for Heimlich manoeuvre

C20: named after Henry J. Heimlich (born 1920), American surgeon
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