from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to resuscitate; reviving; revivifying; raising from apparent death; reproducing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to resuscitate; reviving; revivifying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Such as to revive or resuscitate a person


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  • Planning for medical catastrophes, like what kind of resuscitative measures should be taken and under what specific circumstances, isn't something people want to plan for in part because most people aren't regularly exposed to death, said Dr. Kendra Belfi, an internist who specializes in geriatrics.

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  • In contrast, last month Santorum even affirmed the morality of refusing resuscitative efforts, adding, "I think that's a decision that people should be able to make."

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  • When she talks with him about alternatives to aggressive resuscitative techniques, today she must also reveal that palliative treatment can ease his anxiety, breathlessness and pain if his condition worsens.

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  • Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, the patient expired.

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  • I tried all the resuscitative techniques at my disposal, useless though I knew them now to be: arm-flapping, chest-massage, even mouth-to-mouth breathing, distasteful as that was, but with the expected result.

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  • So presumably, Dr. Murray was in a panic at that moment because he had attempted resuscitative efforts unsuccessfully, and he was probably not thinking very rationally at that time.

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  • A lot of times they'll have what's known as an FRSS which is a forward resuscitative system.

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  • It's about a doctor who is not licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration to administer anything more than a powerful cough medicine, and who was using, allegedly, Diprivan, which is only used in operating rooms and in outpatient surgery rooms, and not having the proper resuscitative equipment.

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  • They have a thing called the forward resuscitative surgical system which were the tents that were set up in Iraq.

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  • MOORE: CPR, emergency drugs, attempt at pacing, and other resuscitative efforts were all unsuccessful.

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