mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

[ mouth-tuh-mouth ]
/ ˈmaʊθ təˈmaʊθ /


a method of artificial respiration in which a person rhythmically blows air into the victim's lungs, either directly, by placing the mouth over the patient's, or through a tube.

Words nearby mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Origin of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

mouth-to-mouth resuscitation


A technique used to resuscitate a person who has stopped breathing, in which the rescuer presses his or her mouth against that of the victim and, allowing for passive exhalation, forces air into the lungs every few seconds.mouth-to-mouth respiration
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