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made by art; not natural or pathologic.
artificial respiration any method of forcing air into the lungs in a person who still has a pulse but whose breathing has stopped. Artificial respiration can be given with no equipment, so that it is an ideal emergency first aid procedure. Ideally, it should be given using a pocket face mask or a bag valve mask; in the absence of emergency resuscitation equipment, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may be done.
Indications. Artificial respiration can save a life whenever breathing has stopped but heartbeat has not, as in near-drowning, electric shock, choking, gas poisoning, drug poisoning, injury to the chest, or suffocation from other causes. It is also administered along with other procedures in cases of cardiac arrest. Usually one can tell that breathing has stopped by listening, observing, and feeling for respiratory movement. The cause of the stoppage of breathing may be obvious (as when a drowning person is pulled out of the water) or unknown.
Procedure. To be effective, artificial respiration must be begun immediately. At the same time artificial respiration is begun someone should call for emergency medical assistance, but if there is no one to send, artificial respiration should be given in preference to going for help. Any obstruction must be removed from the victim's mouth that would interfere with the passage of air, such as mud, sand, chewing gum, or displaced false teeth. Once begun, artificial respiration should be continued until the victim begins to breathe regularly by himself, until trained emergency personnel take charge, until the rescuer cannot continue because of fatigue, or until a physician determines that the patient is dead. Do not give up easily; victims have recovered as long as 4 hours after artificial respiration was started. If cardiac arrest occurs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be started. If only one person is present, that person should provide both alternately.Once revived, the victim is kept quiet, covered to prevent chills, and given other first aid for shock.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


adjective Made by art; man-made; synthetic; not natural.
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Q. I am allergic to most of artificial perfumes and body sprays. is there is any method of treatment? If posible, also i need some advices about how to keep my body odour fresh and cool.

A. It depends what you mean by allergic. If you mean that all deodorants/ perfumes and such cause you skin rash - or eczema (a type of mild dermatitis), then it is a very known reaction to ingredients in those products that contain alcohol. You should buy only product that say 'anti-perspirant' on them, meaning they are less likely to cause such allergies. If you are suffering from mal body odur you should bathe twice a day (and use also an 'anti-perspirant' soap.) and consult a dermatologist on the proper treatment for you.

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Abu Razizah said the decision to allow representatives of artificial milk companies to carry out awareness programs in health institutions is against a decision issued by the Council of Ministers, a circular issued by the Ministry of Health and international codes of conduct.
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Many mothers also face difficulties in going back to work after giving birth as they are forced to resort to artificial milk. "Having mothers' rooms or nurseries at the workplace gives mothers a place to express their milk or breastfeed," she said, adding that governmental workplaces have already adopted the idea.
Officials from the campaign said that they had started distributing educational pamphlets and posters to guide non-breastfeeding mothers in the "Safe Preparation of Artificial Milk", after the UAE health ministry issued warnings to stop circulation of certain milk brands after they were found to be contaminated by a bacteria that causes botulism - a deadly condition that could lead to paralysis in children.
Some mothers prefer shabeezah to artificial milk as shabeezah is natural and free from preservative substances.
Artificial milk does not have the biological complexity and specificity that human milk has and cannot provide infants and children with all the health, nutritional, immunologic, developmental and economic benefits that human milk offers them (2, 19).
The expert added that 'some children also developasthma in childhood when fed artificial milk from the cow.
I appreciate the efforts of Punjab Government for introduced SMS service to check halal meat and artificial milk (not cow milk).
Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign has warned mothers about serious health risks from contaminated artificial milk.
"But by that stage it might be too late as some women will already have decided to use artificial milk," she said.

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