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Noun: cardiac resuscitation
  1. An 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
    - cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth

Derived forms: cardiac resuscitations

Type of: emergency procedure, resuscitation

Encyclopedia: Cardiac resuscitation