breathing machine

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Noun1.breathing machine - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failurebreathing machine - a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
aqualung, Aqua-Lung, scuba - a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
oxygen mask - a breathing device that is placed over the mouth and nose; supplies oxygen from an attached storage tank
inhalator, respirator - a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
resuscitator - a breathing apparatus used for resuscitation by forcing oxygen into the lungs of a person who has undergone asphyxia or arrest of respiration
snorkel - breathing device consisting of a bent tube fitting into a swimmer's mouth and extending above the surface; allows swimmer to breathe while face down in the water
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Attached to a breathing machine, Kasper wrote a note to a chaplain explaining his wish to marry Kristyn.
The 98-year-old former commander of the Turkish army, who had been receiving treatment at the GE-lhane Military Academy of Medicine (GATA), had been recently attached to a breathing machine, news reports said on Saturday.
I had to make the decision to turn my son's breathing machine off.
A form of spinal muscular atrophy, the condition has left her paralysed from the neck down and needing to be on a breathing machine 24 hours a day, but Abbi says her brain is unaffected.
This was especially difficult for Ronald, who uses an electric breathing machine because of a disability.
Lynette explained: "The ambulance didn't have a plug for my breathing machine, so we went to Edinburgh to change ambulances.
Emily was put into an incubator and on to a breathing machine - continuous positive airway pressure machine known as a CPAP - and checked for septicaemia, meningitis and an array of other condition and infections.
The volunteers had moderate-to-severe sleep apnea but couldn't tolerate standard treatment with a breathing machine that requires wearing a mask.
A PRIMARY school boy with swine flu has been moved to a Glasgow hospital for treatment on a specialist breathing machine.
In a court case stemming from the dispute over burial sites, some members of Mr Mandela's extended family recently said in court documents that Mr Mandela was being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces "impending death".
After the patient is tested to find the underlying factors for sleeplessness, as treatment, he is fitted with a machine called a C-Pap breathing machine.