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cardiac arrest

noun, Pathology.
abrupt cessation of heartbeat.
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First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
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cardiac arrest

failure of the pumping action of the heart, resulting in loss of consciousness and absence of pulse and breathing: a medical emergency requiring immediate resuscitative treatment
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cardiac arrest in Medicine

cardiac arrest n.

Abbr. CA A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.

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cardiac arrest in Culture

cardiac arrest definition

See heart attack.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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