respiratory arrest

Definition of respiratory arrest

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

Word by Word Definitions

arrestplay
  1. :  seize, capture

    :  to take or keep in custody by authority of law

    :  to bring to a stop

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

    :  the act of stopping

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


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