Heimlich maneuver

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Heim·lich maneuver

 (hīm′lĭk′, -lĭKH′)
An emergency technique used to eject an object, such as food, from the trachea of a choking person. The technique employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to force air from the lungs, thereby dislodging the obstruction.

[After Henry Jay Heimlich (born 1920), American surgeon.]

Heim′lich maneu`ver

(ˈhaɪm lɪk)
an emergency procedure to aid a person choking on food or some other object by applying sudden pressure with an inward and upward thrust of the fist to the upper abdomen to force the obstruction from the windpipe.
[1970–75; after Henry J. Heimlich (b. 1920), U.S. physician who devised it]
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Noun1.Heimlich maneuver - an emergency procedure to help someone who is choking because food is lodged in the tracheaHeimlich maneuver - an emergency procedure to help someone who is choking because food is lodged in the trachea
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)

Heim·lich ma·neu·ver

n. maniobra de Heimlich, técnica que se usa para sacar o forzar la expulsión de un cuerpo extraño que impide el paso del aire de la tráquea o la faringe.
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As Berger told the Wichita Eagle, "He was choking and struggling and I asked, 'the Heimlich?' and he said 'yes.' So I gave him the Heimlich maneuver and was able to dislodge what he was choking on." It was the first time Berger had attempted the first-aid technique.
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