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respiratory failure

n.
An acute or chronic condition marked by severely impaired pulmonary function, characterized by elevated carbon dioxide or decreased oxygen, or both, in the arterial blood and often by the necessity of a ventilator to assist breathing.
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respiratory failure

n
(Medicine) a condition in which the respiratory system is unable to provide an adequate supply of oxygen or to remove carbon dioxide efficiently
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There are reports on respiratory muscle paralysis as the main symptom of GBS, Erasmus GBS scores (EGOS) model mentioned by Walgaard et al .[4] in 2010 can predict respiratory insufficiency of GBS patients within 1 week and a revised, modified EGOS (mEGOS) model in 2011 can effectively predict patient's condition with a period of 6 months after diagnosis.
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The memo states: "Patients will present with: pinpoint pupils, hypotension, hypothermia, copious secretions, diarrhoea, weakness, twitching muscles, respiratory insufficiency, seizures.
The memo states: "Patients will present with: pinpoint pupils, hypotension, hypothermia,copious secretions, diarrhoea, weakness, twitching muscles, respiratory insufficiency, seizures.

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