Heimlich maneuver

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.

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  • Heimlich maneuver — 1975, named for U.S. physician Henry Jay Heimlich (b. 1920) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Heimlich maneuver — ☆ Heimlich maneuver [hīm′lik ] n. [after H. J. Heimlich (1920 ), U.S. surgeon] an emergency technique used to dislodge an object stuck in the windpipe: air is forced up the windpipe by applying sudden, sharp pressure to the abdomen just below the …   English World dictionary

  • Heimlich maneuver — An emergency treatment for obstruction of the airway in adults. It may be needed when someone chokes on a piece of food that has gone down the wrong way. To perform the Heimlich maneuver, stand behind the victim, wrap your arms around their waist …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — 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… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — (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

  • Maneuver — Maneuver, manoeuvre (also spelled manœuvre or manoeuver from the French) may be a synonym for strategy or tactic. It is the manipulation of a situation in order to gain some advantage. Military or naval movement Military exercise Maneuver warfare …   Wikipedia

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