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artificial respiration Syllabification: ar·ti·fi·cial res·pi·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌärdəˈfiSHəl ˌrespəˈrāSHən/

Definition of artificial respiration in English:


The restoration or substitution of someone’s breathing by manual, mechanical, or mouth-to-mouth methods.
Example sentences
  • The action to be taken is first to clear the airway and start artificial respiration (mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose), then to take wet things off and wrap the victim in whatever dry warm coverings are available.
  • The prompt arrival of the corpsman began with attempts at artificial respiration to restore breathing.
  • He was then rushed to the hospital emergency room where artificial respiration was administered.
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