n. a machine which efficiently takes over the pumping and respiratory functions of the heart and lung combined. This mechanical device, however, only carries out these functions for a short period of time, especially during and after surgery of these two vital organs. Also called the heart-lung machine.

CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS MACHINE: "A cardiopulmonary bypass machine is standardly used in cases involving a coronary bypass surgery or any heart operation requiring repair and replacement. "
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