Heimlich maneuver

Heimlich maneuver
Heim′lich maneu`ver
[[t]ˈhaɪm lɪk[/t]] n.
med an emergency procedure to aid a person choking on food or some other object by applying sudden pressure with an inward and upward thrust of the fist to the upper abdomen to force the obstruction from the windpipe
Etymology: 1970–75; after Henry J. Heimlich (b. 1920), U.S. physician who devised it

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Heimlich maneuver — /huym lik/ an emergency rescue procedure for application to someone choking on a foreign object, in which the rescuer places a fist between the victim s lower ribs or upper abdomen from behind and exerts sudden pressure in the form of thrusts of… …   Universalium

  • Heimlich maneuver — noun Etymology: Henry J. Heimlich b1920 American surgeon Date: 1974 the manual application of sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen of a choking victim to force a foreign object from the trachea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Heimlich maneuver — upward thrust on abdomen, performed on choking victims (developed by Dr Henry Heimlich) …   Inventors, Inventions

  • Heimlich maneuver — noun an emergency procedure to help someone who is choking because food is lodged in the trachea • Syn: ↑Heimlich manoeuvere • Hypernyms: ↑emergency procedure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heimlich maneuver — noun A first aid procedure used to treat choking. The patient is lifted from behind, squeezing their diaphragm to expel air and thereby dislodging an obstruction in the windpipe …   Wiktionary

  • Heimlich Maneuver — (Medicine) removing an object from a choking person s throat by embracing him from behind and pressing quickly with the fist against the upper abdomen …   English contemporary dictionary

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