Heimlich maneuver


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 rib cage

English World dictionary. . 2014.