Heim'lich maneu"ver

Pronunciation: (hīm'lik), [key]
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 sufficient force to help eject the object from the windpipe.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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