[ puhl-moh-ter, poo l- ]
/ ˈpʌlˌmoʊ tər, ˈpʊl- /


a mechanical device for artificial respiration that forces oxygen into the lungs when respiration has ceased because of asphyxiation, drowning, etc.
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Examples from the Web for pulmotor

  • The pulmotor makes the patient breathe—because it carries on the function for him artificially.

  • A pulmotor was put into immediate action, and another period of heartbreaking suspense ensued.

    The Slipper Point Mystery|Augusta Huiell Seaman
  • I dragged over the heavy tank which he had ordered as he adjusted a sort of pulmotor breathing apparatus over Leon.

    The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve

British Dictionary definitions for pulmotor

/ (ˈpʌlˌməʊtə, ˈpʊl-) /


trademark an apparatus for pumping oxygen into the lungs during artificial respiration
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Medicine definitions for pulmotor

[ pulmō′tər, pŭl- ]


A device used to inflate and deflate the lungs during resuscitation.
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