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 daughter, Katharine Schlefer Dodge. Washington Post, "Mark Schlefer, who helped write FOIA legislation, dies at 98," 21 Dec. 2020 Set aside five to 10 minutes with the goal of increasing your daily step count and improving your overall cardiorespiratory health. Lisa Charles, The Conversation, "These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19," 24 Nov. 2020 And regular physical activity can help improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, contribute to a healthy weight, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Alexis Glick, NBC News, "This is what physical activity will look like for your kids in the COVID-19 era," 18 Aug. 2020 The cause was cardiorespiratory failure, said a daughter, Roberta Tovey. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Bella Tovey, who bore witness to Holocaust, dies at 92," 30 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of cardiorespiratory

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardiorespiratory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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