Iron lung

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Iron lung --> drinker respirator

a mechanical respirator in which the body except the head is encased within a metal tank, which is sealed at the neck with an airtight gasket; artificial respiration is induced by making the air pressure inside negative.

Synonym: iron lung, tank respirator.

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