Pronunciation: (ri-sus'i-tā"tur), [key]
1. a person or thing that resuscitates.
2. Med.a device used in the treatment of asphyxiation that, by forcing oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs, initiates respiration.
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