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English noun: CPR

1. CPR (act) 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

Synonymscardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Broader (hypernym)emergency procedure, resuscitation

Part holonymartificial respiration, cardiac massage, heart massage

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