HyperDic: cpr

English > 1 sense of the word CPR:
NOUNactCPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiac resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, kiss of lifean emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration
English > CPR: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningAn 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 death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
Synonymscardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiac resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, kiss of life
Partsartificial respirationAn emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
cardiac massage, heart massageAn emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall / wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
Broaderemergency procedure(medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
resuscitationThe act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness

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