Definition Heimlich maneuver

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Definition

the Heimlich Maneuver: the emergency technique which employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to eject an object, such as food, from the throat of a choking person
noun
The Heimlich Maneuver is a first aid technique to expel a strange body that obstructs the respiratory tract. It is used when somebody is choking, and cannot speak because they have difficulties to breathe.

Examples

  • "I'm going to administer the Heimlich Maneuver."

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