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Medical Term:

Drinker respirator

Pronunciation: drink'er


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(s): iron lung, tank respirator

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