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arrest
Taking people into custody and restraining them until they can be brought before a court to answer the charges against them.
This entry is located in the following unit: Criminal Court Words or Judicial Terms + (page 3)
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arrest (s) (noun), arrests (pl)
1. The act of legally taking and keeping someone in custody by the police: Witnesses and the photos taken by the in-store cameras have led to the arrest of four suspects.
2. In medicine, an occurrence in which a part of the body suddenly stops functioning: The patient went into a cardiac arrest.

"The local hospital reported an increase in respiratory arrests or instances in which several patients suddenly stopped breathing."

3. Etymology: from Latin ad-, "at, to" + restare, "to remain, to stop".
arrest (verb), arrests; arrested; arresting
1. To use the power and authority of the law to take and to keep someone in jail: "The police officer said, 'I'm arresting you in the name of the law.' "

"The police arrested the man for assaulting his wife."

2. To stop the movement of something: "The doctor told the patient that drugs can't arrest the progress of the disease, however, they can slow it down."
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cardiac arrest
1. A sudden cessation of the pumping function of the heart with the disappearance of arterial blood pressure, connoting either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular standstill.
2. The sudden stopping of the heartbeat and therefore of the pumping action of the heart.

Cardiac arrest requires immediate treatment to prevent brain damage and death.

This entry is located in the following unit: cardio-, cardi-, card- (page 3)
false arrest (s) (nouns), false arrests (pl)
An unjustified holding of someone in custody by the police which is not legally justified: Sharon was suing the police for her false arrest because she didn't do anything wrong.
sudden cardiac arrest, SCA
Sudden death due to cardiac causes rather than to trauma.

The event begins with an abrupt loss of consciousness within one hour of the onset of acute symptoms.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs most commonly in individuals with known preexisting heart disease, but in whom the time and mode of death were unexpected.

This entry is located in the following unit: cardio-, cardi-, card- (page 15)