Definition of artificial respiration in English:

artificial respiration


  • The restoration or substitution of someone's breathing by manual, mechanical, or mouth-to-mouth methods.

    • ‘He used compression of the cardiac area and abdomen combined with artificial respiration to revive the patient.’
    • ‘If respiration falters or ceases give artificial respiration.’
    • ‘He was then rushed to the hospital emergency room where artificial respiration was administered.’
    • ‘They had this same debate when artificial respiration was invented, before Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.’
    • ‘Quickly, I performed artificial respiration as the Navy had taught all of us.’
    • ‘The prompt arrival of the corpsman began with attempts at artificial respiration to restore breathing.’
    • ‘If opening the airway does not cause the person to begin to breathe spontaneously, artificial respiration must be started.’
    • ‘Fished out just in time, he was given artificial respiration and packed off to Gouverneur Hospital for further ministrations.’
    • ‘The advantage of brain death as a legal and medical definition for the end of life is that the quality of organs for transplant can be maintained by maintaining artificial respiration.’
    • ‘In such an event the person concerned can be kept alive only by continuous artificial respiration by a mechanical pump.’
    • ‘I contacted the doctor who said, Bring him here, keep him warm and give him artificial respiration.’
    • ‘For three days, Zanardi was kept in a medically induced coma and on artificial respiration.’
    • ‘I did artificial respiration on them and then I gave them two injections each.’
    • ‘Until the 1970s artificial respiration meant a nurse would have to stand at a patient's bedside rhythmically inflating a bag by hand.’
    • ‘During the three-year study of 830 patients, they found artificial respiration saves children who stop breathing as effectively as the more risky intubation procedure.’
    • ‘The immediate application of artificial respiration by the qualified instructor or official prevents prolonged hypoxia.’
    • ‘The action to be taken is first to clear the airway and start artificial respiration (mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose), then to take wet things off and wrap the victim in whatever dry warm coverings are available.’
    • ‘No one called a doctor, no one, not even the nurse thought of giving him artificial respiration.’
    • ‘‘I thought artificial respiration would blow water out of his lungs and the vet said it probably saved him,’ he said.’
    • ‘The workshop included case studies, how to diagnose and provide treatment, artificial respiration, cardiac massage, tying slings in the case of fractures, treating burns, heart attacks, and rescue techniques.’


artificial respiration

/ˌɑrdəˈfɪʃəl ˌrɛspəˈreɪʃən//ˌärdəˈfiSHəl ˌrespəˈrāSHən/