cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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cardiopulmonary resuscitation (countable and uncountable, plural cardiopulmonary resuscitations)

  1. A first aid procedure for cardiac arrest involving compression of the chest wall alternating with artificial respiration.
    • 2005, Ralph L Piedmont, Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion:
      A DNR decision determines whether or not patients receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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  • AED (automated external defibrillator)