respiratory arrest

Definition of respiratory arrest

:a state in which one stops breathing
  • The hospital reported an increase in respiratory arrests.

Word by Word Definitions

respiration play respiratory
  1. : the movement of air or dissolved gases into and out of the lungs

  2. : a single complete act of breathing

  3. : the physical and chemical processes (such as breathing and diffusion) by which an organism supplies its cells and tissues with the oxygen needed for metabolism and relieves them of the carbon dioxide formed in energy-producing reactions

arrest play
  1. : seize, capture

  2. : to bring to a stop

  3. : check, slow

  1. : the taking or detaining in custody by authority of law

  2. : the act of stopping

  3. : the condition of being stopped or inactive — compare cardiac arrest


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