cardiopulmonary arrest


cardiopulmonary arrest
n. cardiac arrest, sudden cessation of all heart activity

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • arrest — 1. To stop, check, or restrain. 2. A stoppage; interference with, or checking of, the regular course of a disease, a symptom, or the performance of a function. 3. Inhibition of a developmental process, usually at the ultimate stage of… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation — noun A first aid procedure for cardiac arrest involving compression of the chest wall alternating with artificial respiration. A DNR decision determines whether or not patients receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Syn: CPR, mouth to mouth,… …   Wiktionary

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation — emergency procedure for reviving heart and lung function, involving special physical techniques and often the use of electrical and mechanical equipment. Abbr.: CPR [1970 75] * * * ▪ medicine       emergency procedure for providing artificial… …   Universalium

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation — CPR an emergency procedure for life support, consisting of artificial respiration and manual external cardiac massage. It is used in cases of cardiac arrest or apparent sudden death resulting from electric shock, drowning, respiratory arrest, or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation — noun Date: 1972 a procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest that includes the clearance of air passages to the lungs, mouth to mouth method of artificial respiration, and heart massage by the exertion of pressure on the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cardiac arrest — For other uses, see Cardiac arrest (disambiguation). Cardiac Arrest Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • cardiac arrest — n. sudden cessation of all heart activity, cardiopulmonary arrest …   English contemporary dictionary


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