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Meaning of CARDIAC ARREST

Pronunciation:  'kârdee`ak u'rest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
 
 Synonyms: asystole, cardiopulmonary arrest
 
 See Also: pathology

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: the stopping of heartbeat.
 
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