Cardiopulmonary (adjective)

  1. Relating to the heart and lungs.
  2. Relating to the circulatory and respiratory systems.


From late 19th century, from the greek word kardia meaning heart and pulmon meaning lung.


  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique used in emergencies.
  2. The patient was suffering from cardiopulmonary failure.
  3. The cardiopulmonary function test is used to evaluate the efficiency of the heart and lungs.
  4. The cardiopulmonary bypass machine is used during open-heart surgery.
  5. The cardiopulmonary exercise test is used to evaluate the patient's overall fitness.
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