artificial respirationartificial respiration
the maintenance of breathing by artificial means, as by forcing breath into the mouth or by creating and relaxing pressure externally on the chest cavity at regular intervals
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.
(plural artificial respirations)
- The manual or mechanical forcing of air into the lungs of a person who is not breathing in order to maintain life.