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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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Also called: Heimlich manoeuvre

Other terms to know:
Diaphragm, Trachea (Windpipe)

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