iron lung

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iron lung

n.
An airtight metal tank that encloses all of the body except the head and forces the lungs to inhale and exhale through regulated changes in air pressure.

iron lung

n
1. (Medicine) an airtight metal cylinder enclosing the entire body up to the neck and providing artificial respiration when the respiratory muscles are paralysed, as by poliomyelitis
2. informal Irish a gas container used in dispensing beer

i′ron lung′


n.
a rigid respirator that encloses the whole body except the head and in which alternate pulsations of high and low pressure induce normal breathing movements or force air into and out of the lungs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iron lung - respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respirationiron lung - respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration
inhalator, respirator - a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
Translations

iron lung

n (Med) → polmone m d'acciaio

iron lung

n. pulmón de hierro, máquina que se usa para producir respiración artificial.