[hahym-lik] /ˈhaɪm lɪk/
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.
1975, named for U.S. physician Henry Jay Heimlich (b. 1920).
Heimlich maneuver n.
An emergency technique used to eject an object, such as food, from the trachea of a choking person. The technique employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to force air from the lungs up through the trachea, thus dislodging the obstruction.
- Heimlich manoeuvre
/ˈhaɪmlɪk/ noun 1. a technique in first aid to dislodge a foreign body in a person’s windpipe by applying sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen Also called abdominal thrust
[heyms-kring-lah] /ˈheɪms krɪŋ lɑ/ noun, Scandinavian Mythology. 1. a book of the 13th century narrating the history of the kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson.
[hahy-nuh] /ˈhaɪ nə/ noun 1. Heinrich [hahyn-rikh] /ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1797–1856, German lyric and satiric poet, journalist, and critic. /German ˈhainə/ noun 1. Heinrich (ˈhainrɪç). 1797–1856, German poet and essayist, whose chief poetic work is Das Buch der Lieder (1827). Many of his poems have been set to music, notably by Schubert and Schumann
- Heine-medin disease
Heine-Medin disease Hei·ne-Me·din disease (hī’nə-mād’n) n. See acute anterior poliomyelitis.