Heimlich manoeuvre

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Heimlich manoeuvre

(ˈhaɪmlɪk)
n
(Medicine) a technique in first aid to dislodge a foreign body in a person's windpipe by applying sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen. Also called: abdominal thrust
[C20: named after Henry J. Heimlich (born 1920), American surgeon]
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Dr Qamar said he hesitated for a second before administering the Heimlich procedure on the man because if anything had gone wrong, he would have gotten into trouble for taking matters into his own hands.
The senator performed the Heimlich procedure and out popped the chunk of food.