* * *Heim·lich maneuver .hīm-lik- n the manual application of sudden upward pressure on the upper abdomen of a choking victim to force a foreign object from the tracheaHeimlich Henry Jay (b 1920)American surgeon. Heimlich wrote a number of medical works for the layman, on such topics as surgery of the stomach, duodenum, and diaphragm and on postoperative care for thoracic surgery. He devised an operation for the replacement of the esophagus and developed the Heimlich maneuver, publishing a monograph on it in 1976.
* * *Heim·lich maneuver (hīmґlik) [Henry Jay Heimlich, American surgeon, born 1920] see under maneuver.
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