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What is the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory arrest?

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What is the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory arrest?

Respiratory Distress:

Respiratory distress is a condition in which a person is experiencing difficulty/labored/abnormal breathing. Respiratory distress can be caused by asthma, fluid build up in the lungs, damage to the lungs, or infections in the lungs.

Answer and Explanation:

Respiratory arrest is a condition in which a person is not able to breath at all (it is also known as respiratory failure). Respiratory distress can...

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Conditions Associated with Respiratory Failure

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