mouth-to-mouth respiration

mouth-to-mouth respiration
a form of artificial respiration, performed mouth-to-mouth, by blowing air into the victim's lungs to inflate them and then allowing exhalation to occur automatically. It is commonly known as the kiss of life. The operator should aim to produce roughly 20 cycles of respiration per minute, or more for a younger victim.

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  • Mouth breathing — ICD 10 R06.5 ICD 9 784.9 Mouth breathing refers to the state of inhaling and exhaling through the mouth. A healthy individual normally breathes through the nose while resting or doing …   Wikipedia

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  • mouth-to-mouth — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of artificial respiration) in which a person breathes into someone s lungs through their mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — mouth′ to mouth′ resuscita′tion n. med a method of artificial respiration in which a person rhythmically blows air into the victim s lungs …   From formal English to slang

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  • mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — noun 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • respiration, human — ▪ physiology Introduction       the process by which oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide discharged. The design of the respiratory system  The human gas exchanging organ, the lung, is located in the thorax, where its delicate tissues are… …   Universalium

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