HyperDic: kiss_of_life

English > 1 sense of the expression kiss of life:
NOUNactkiss of life, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, cardiac resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitationan emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration
English > kiss of life: 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, CPR, cardiac resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
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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