Definition of Iron lung

1. Noun. Respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration.

Generic synonyms: Inhalator, Respirator



Definition of Iron lung

1. Noun. A pneumonic device for assisted breathing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Iron lung

1. A mechanical respirator in which the body except the head is encased within a metal tank, which is sealed at the neck with an airtight gasket; artificial respiration is induced by making the air pressure inside negative. Synonym: iron lung, tank respirator. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iron Lung

iron excess
iron filing
iron filings
iron fist
iron fists
iron foundry
iron gray
iron haematoxylin
iron hand
iron heel
iron horse
iron horses
iron index
iron isotopes
iron lung (current term)
iron maiden
iron maidens
iron man
iron manganese tungsten
iron metabolism disorders
iron mine
iron mines
iron mold
iron mould
iron oak
iron ore
iron out
iron overload
iron oxide

Literary usage of Iron lung

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1. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"The first case of a " red iron lung " was observed by Zenker, in a girl who had inhaled a thick dust of iron for ten or twelve hours a day. ..."

2. A Text-book of Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Hans Schmaus, James Ewing (1902)
"The color of the iron lung depends upon the chemical compound present; red oxide gives a red lung, black oxide and phosphate of iron a black lung. ..."

3. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pathological Museum of the Middlesex Hospital by James Kingston Fowler, John Bland-Sutton, Middlesex Hospital Medical School Museum (1884)
"1288. Pigmented and indurated Lung, from an iron-worker. 1289. Pigmented and indurated Lung (iron-lung), from a looking-glass polisher. ..."

4. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"The first case of a " red iron lung " was observed by Zenker, in a girl who had inhaled a thick dust of iron for ten or twelve hours a day. ..."

5. A Text-book of Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Hans Schmaus, James Ewing (1902)
"The color of the iron lung depends upon the chemical compound present; red oxide gives a red lung, black oxide and phosphate of iron a black lung. ..."

6. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pathological Museum of the Middlesex Hospital by James Kingston Fowler, John Bland-Sutton, Middlesex Hospital Medical School Museum (1884)
"1288. Pigmented and indurated Lung, from an iron-worker. 1289. Pigmented and indurated Lung (iron-lung), from a looking-glass polisher. ..."

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