mouth-to-mouth resuscitation


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mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

(mouth′tə-mouth′)
n.
Rescue breathing in which one uses one's mouth to cover the victim's mouth and deliver air. Also called mouth-to-mouth ventilation.

mouth′-to-mouth′ resuscita′tion


n.
a method of artificial respiration in which a person rhythmically blows air into the victim's lungs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respirationmouth-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
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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