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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

n. Abbr. CPR
An emergency procedure, often employed after cardiac arrest, in which cardiac massage, artificial respiration, and drugs are used to maintain the circulation of oxygenated blood to the brain.
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation

n
(Medicine) an emergency measure to revive a patient whose heart has stopped beating, in which compressions applied with the hands to the patient's chest are alternated with mouth-to-mouth respiration. Abbreviation: CPR
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cardiopul′monary resuscita′tion


n.
emergency procedure for reviving heart and lung function.
[1970–75]
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car·di·o·pul·mo·nar·y resuscitation

(kär′dē-ō-po͝ol′mə-nĕr′ē)
See CPR.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardiopulmonary resuscitation - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respirationcardiopulmonary resuscitation - 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"
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