Heart-lung-machine meaning

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An apparatus through which blood is diverted in order to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body, used especially during heart surgery to maintain circulation until normal heart and lung function are restored.
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A mechanical device that pumps and oxygenates blood: it is used during open-heart surgery, lung surgery, etc. to divert the patient's blood around the heart and lungs.
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An apparatus through which blood is diverted in order to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body, used especially during heart surgery to maintain circulation until normal heart and lung function are restored.
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An apparatus through which blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, in order to oxygenate and pump it, thus maintaining circulation.
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