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One entry found for Heimlich maneuver.
Main Entry: HeimĚlich maneuver
Pronunciation: primarystresshimacrm-lik-
Function: noun
Etymology: named after Henry J. Heimlich, an American surgeon born in 1920
: a method for forcing an object out the airway of a choking person that involves standing behind the person with arms wrapped about the person's waist and applying sudden upward pressure with the fist to the area directly above the navel

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