respiratory failure

noun

a condition in which the respiratory system is unable to provide an adequate supply of oxygen or to remove carbon dioxide efficiently

Nearby words

  1. respiratory center,
  2. respiratory chain,
  3. respiratory distress syndrome,
  4. respiratory enzyme,
  5. respiratory exchange ratio,
  6. respiratory lobule,
  7. respiratory minute volume,
  8. respiratory pause,
  9. respiratory pigment,
  10. respiratory quotient

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