from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
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- noun The manual or mechanical forcing of air into the
lungsof a person who is not breathing in order to maintain life.
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- noun an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
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