from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An apparatus for producing artificial respiration by pumping oxygen or air or a mixture of the two into and out of the lungs, as of a person who has been asphyxiated by drowning, breathing poisonous gases, or the like, or of one who has been stunned by an electrical shock.


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  • A pulmotor was put into immediate action, and another period of heartbreaking suspense ensued.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

  • The pulmotor and similar mechanisms are, perhaps, the best things the use of which can be taught to laymen; but as compared to bronchoscopic oxygen insufflation they are woefully inefficient, because the intraoral pressure forces the tongue back over the laryngeal orifice, obstructing the airway in this "death zone."

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • The foregoing applies to cases in which a pulmotor would be used, such as apnea from electric shocks, etc.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • Warrington leaned over, as Garrick removed the cap of the pulmotor, and gently raised her head on his arm.

    Guy Garrick

  • Even then, you had been under it so long that we had to resort to the wonderful little pulmotor after trying both the Sylvester and

    Gold of the Gods

  • As the draught cleared the air, he thought of the telephone and with barely strength enough left called up one of the gas companies and had a pulmotor sent over.

    Gold of the Gods

  • In fact I didn't know that it was possible to resuscitate so many of them with a pulmotor.

    Gold of the Gods

  • "This is the Draeger pulmotor," he explained as he worked,

    The Poisoned Pen

  • "I think we can do it without calling on the pulmotor," he panted.

    The War Terror

  • For answer he merely nodded to the apparently motionless form on the bed, and for a moment stopped the pulmotor.

    Constance Dunlap


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