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basic life support

Pronunciation: bā′sik līf sŭ-pōrt′

Definition: Emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation; control of bleeding; treatment of shock, acidosis, and poisoning; stabilization of injuries and wounds; and basic first aid.

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