Medical Definition of Respiratory failure

1. A clinical syndrome that is defined either by the inability to rid the body of C02 or establish an adequate blood oxygen level (PAO2). See: arterial blood gas. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respiratory Failure

respiratory centre
respiratory chain
respiratory circulation
respiratory coefficient
respiratory dead space
respiratory disease
respiratory disorder
respiratory distress
respiratory distress syndrome
respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn
respiratory enteric orphan virus
respiratory enzyme
respiratory enzyme complexes
respiratory epithelium
respiratory exchange ratio
respiratory failure (current term)
respiratory frequency
respiratory function tests
respiratory hypersensitivity
respiratory illness
respiratory infection
respiratory inhibitor
respiratory insufficiency
respiratory lobule
respiratory mechanics
respiratory metabolism
respiratory metal
respiratory minute volume
respiratory mucosa
respiratory murmur

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