Definition of Ambu in English:


Pronunciation /ˈamb(j)uː/


  • As a modifier. Designating an apparatus used for artificial respiration in emergencies​, consisting of a face mask connected by a set of non-return valves to a self-refilling bag of air or oxygen, which, when squeezed, inflates the patient's lungs.

    A trademark.


1960s; earliest use found in American Journal of Cardiology. From Danish Ambu, probably shortened from ambulant (adjective) designating outpatient facilities or treatment, (of a patient) not requiring hospitalization; compare Ambu-pose Ambu bag.