car·​dio·​re·​spi·​ra·​to·​ry ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈre-sp(ə-)rə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce cardiorespiratory (audio)
: of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system

Examples of cardiorespiratory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the medical examiner’s autopsy report, the cause of John’s death was acute cardiorespiratory failure. Beatrice Hazlehurst, ELLE, 26 Apr. 2023 Lifeguards verified the victim was in cardiorespiratory arrest and immediately began CPR until first-responders arrived, according to a news release. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2023 One study that evaluated adults participating in a 12-week Hatha yoga intervention saw significant improvements in both cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular strength. Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 One widely cited research review from 2014 demonstrated that cardiorespiratory fitness is a better predictor of mortality than body mass index. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 27 Dec. 2022 Non-cardiorespiratory causes of death were equally commonbetween the North and South. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 9 July 2013 The cause was cardiorespiratory failure, said his wife, Susan (Brody) Kay. Sam Roberts,, 3 Dec. 2022 Increases cardiorespiratory fitness Fast-moving sports such as running, soccer and cycling come to mind as workouts that elevate your heart rate. Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN, 5 May 2022 As evidenced by Gilchrist’s research, which uses epidemiology to study the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cancer treatment and outcomes, breast-cancer patients can and have regained precancer fitness levels. Lindsay Warner, Outside Online, 9 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardiorespiratory was in 1857

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“Cardiorespiratory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


car·​dio·​res·​pi·​ra·​to·​ry ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈres-p(ə-)rə-ˌtōr-ē, -ri-ˈspī-rə-, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce cardiorespiratory (audio)
: of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system : cardiopulmonary
cardiorespiratory ailments
cardiorespiratory responses
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