respiratory arrest

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respiratory arrest

[′res·prə‚tȯr·ē ə′rest]
(medicine)
Sudden cessation of spontaneous respiration due to failure of the respiratory center.
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As a result of the accident, Crowe sustained a punctured lung, causing pulmonary arrest and respiratory complications; multiple, traumatic brain injuries; multiple rib fractures; chest trauma; and a liver laceration and cardiac contusions.
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Her death certificate says she died of cardio pulmonary arrest.

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