open chest massage

n.

Cardiac massage in which the heart is compressed with the hand inside the thoracic cavity.

Nearby words

  1. open call,
  2. open carry,
  3. open chain,
  4. open chain compound,
  5. open cheque,
  6. open circuit,
  7. open circuit method,
  8. open city,
  9. open classroom,
  10. open cluster


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