car·​dio·​re·​spi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈre-sp(ə-)rə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce cardiorespiratory (audio) , -ri-ˈspī-rə- \

Definition of cardiorespiratory

: of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system

Examples of cardiorespiratory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cause was cardiorespiratory arrest, said a cousin, Rebecca DePorte. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 22 Oct. 2019 And 23-year-old Hugo Santillan reportedly suffered cardiorespiratory failure after fighting to a draw in his native Argentina days after Dadashev’s death. Des Bieler, The Denver Post, "Boxer Patrick Day, 27, dies days after suffering traumatic brain injury in fight," 17 Oct. 2019 One common cause of death is cardiorespiratory failure, as the heart and lungs eventually can't function within a constrictive armor of bone. National Geographic, "Here's what happens when your body tissues turn to bone," 1 Mar. 2019 The cause was pneumonia and cardiorespiratory failure, said his wife, Vera Land. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 30 Mar. 2018 Some studies suggest that high-intensity exercise might actually be better for cardiac patients than moderate-intensity exercise, nearly doubling their cardiorespiratory fitness according to one analysis. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Bad heart? Time to hit the gym," 19 Sep. 2017 His son, Brink Bloembergen, who confirmed the death, said the cause was cardiorespiratory failure. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Nicolaas Bloembergen, winner of Nobel Prize in physics, dies at 97," 9 Sep. 2017 My dad’s cause of death was cardiorespiratory failure, brought on by all the health issues surrounding his disease. Emily Rekstis, SELF, "I Have a 50/50 Chance of Developing Huntington's Disease," 28 Aug. 2017 Another way of looking at the difference between physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness is that while physical activity influences cardiorespiratory fitness, other factors influence it too, Namasivayam said. Fox News, "Why fitness (not just how much you exercise) matters in cancer risk," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of cardiorespiratory

1892, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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“Cardiorespiratory.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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) \

Medical Definition of cardiorespiratory

: of or relating to the heart and the respiratory system : cardiopulmonary cardiorespiratory ailments cardiorespiratory responses

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to constrict the range or activity of

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