Definition of Artificial respiration

1. Noun. An emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially.

Definition of Artificial respiration

1. Noun. The manual or mechanical forcing of air into the lungs of a person who is not breathing in order to maintain life. ¹

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Medical Definition of Artificial respiration

1. Application of mechanically or manually generated pressures, usually positive, to gas(es) in or about the airway as a means of producing gas exchange between the lungs and surrounding atmosphere. Synonym: artificial respiration. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Artificial Respiration

artificial kidney
artificial lake
artificial language
artificial languages
artificial life
artificial limbs
artificial melanin
artificial neural net
artificial organs
artificial pacemaker
artificial person
artificial persons
artificial pneumothorax
artificial pupil
artificial respiration (current term)
artificial satellite
artificial selection
artificial skin
artificial sphincter
artificial stone
artificial sweetener
artificial sweeteners
artificial tears
artificial ventilation
artificial wetland

Literary usage of Artificial respiration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1876)
"artificial respiration in Fulminant Apoplexy.—Some nine years ago Prof. ... By artificial respiration the blood is saturated with the oxygen, ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"Now in artificial respiration, the mechanical conditions under which the thoracic ... In other words, we should expect to find in artificial respiration ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"artificial respiration.—In laboratory experiments artificial respiration is employed frequently after the use of curare ; when it is necessary to open the ..."

4. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"In such cases as theee, resuscitation by artificial respiration should always be ... If there should be a difficulty in setting up artificial respiration ..."

5. A Manual of Personal Hygiene: Proper Living Upon a Physiologic Basis by Walter Lytle Pyle (1915)
"In most cases, where good air is present, manual methods of artificial respiration are most immediately useful. Of those the modified prone-pressure method ..."

6. Elements of Physics; Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Comoprised by Neil Arnott (1856)
"In a bellows for the purpose of artificial respiration, there-should be the means of checking its opening to suit the capacity of the patient s chest, ..."

7. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1874)
"THE instrument I have used for keeping up artificial respiration was ... by far the most convenient part through which to carry on artificial respiration. ..."

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