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artificial respiration

n.
A procedure used to restore or maintain respiration in a person or animal that has stopped breathing. The method uses mechanical or manual means to force air into and out of the lungs in a rhythmic fashion.
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artificial respiration

n
1. (Medicine) any of various methods of restarting breathing after it has stopped, by manual rhythmic pressure on the chest, mouth-to-mouth breathing, etc
2. (Medicine) any method of maintaining respiration artificially, as by use of an iron lung
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artifi′cial respira′tion


n.
the stimulation of natural respiratory functions in a person whose breathing has failed by forcing air into and out of the lungs.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificiallyartificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth 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
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Translations
تَنَفُّس إصْطِناعي
umělé dýchání
kunstigt åndedræt
tekohengitys
mesterséges légzés
öndunarhjálp
umelé dýchanie
sunî solunum

artificial respiration

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artificial respiration

nrespirazione f artificiale
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artificial

(aːtiˈfiʃəl) adjective
made by man; not natural; not real. artificial flowers; Did you look at the colour in artificial light or in daylight?
artiˈficially adverb
ˌartificiˈality (-ʃiˈӕ-) noun
artificial respiration
the process of forcing air into and out of the lungs eg of a person who has almost drowned.
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They would have the clear option of specifically rejecting or demanding such things as cardiac resuscitation, mechanical respiration, artificial nutrition, or antibiotics in the event that they become permanently unconscious or irreversibly brain-damaged while in a terminal condition.