kiss of life


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kiss of life

n.
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

kiss of life

n
1. (Medicine) mouth-to mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation in which a person blows gently into the mouth or nose of an unconscious person, allowing the lungs to deflate after each blow
2. something that revitalizes or reinvigorates
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kiss of life - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respirationkiss of life - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
cardiac massage, heart massage - an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
resuscitation - the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness; "although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration"
Translations
kunstigt åndedrætmund-til-mund
szájonlélegeztetés
munn viî munn, blástursaîferî
dýchanie z úst do úst
hayat öpücüğü

kiss of life

n (esp Brit) to give the kiss of lifefare la respirazione bocca a bocca

kiss

(kis) verb
to touch with the lips as a sign of affection. She kissed him when he arrived home; The child kissed his parents goodnight; The film ended with a shot of the lovers kissing.
noun
an act of kissing. He gave her a kiss.
kiss of life
a mouth-to-mouth method of restoring breathing.
References in periodicals archive ?
Research by the Resuscitation Council UK has shown that doing chest compressions is more effective than mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, when performed by people who are not trained in CPR - although, administering the kiss of life is still recommended practice for those who have been trained.
It says anyone who does not have formal CPR training should skip kiss of life in favour of "hard and fast" compressions in the centre of the chest.
The 46-year-old's wife Anne looked on helplessly as he fell, then climbed down to give him the kiss of life to try and save him
However, the survival rate can fall to six per cent if they were also given the kiss of life.
QUICK-THINKER Bridgend traffic warden Caroline Morgan who went from directing traffic to giving a man the kiss of life.
Lucky: The kiss of life by dad Michael Cassie saved his baby, Leo' Relieved: Michael with Jack, three, on his knee and mum Mary with baby Leo.
LONDON, February 15 /PRNewswire/ -- - Touching The Void Wins Alexander Korda Award: Kiss Of Life Wins Carl Foreman Award
And if the only way to revive the Japanese economy is to bring in a convicted felon to give it the kiss of life, then I say the more kissing felons, the merrier.
The lifeguard character in the ad rushes to the rescue of a woman on the beach and after cooling her down with a cold can, he gives her the kiss of life with a splash of 7UP.
Firefighters gave her the kiss of life before she was taken to hospital where she remains seriously ill.
The crook's hammerwielding accomplice fled, leaving stunned staff to give the kiss of life and ring for an ambulance.