a severe attack of asthma in which the patient may die from respiratory failure if not treated with inhaled oxygen or other appropriate measures
status asthmaticus status asth·mat·i·cus (āz-māt’ĭ-kəs, ās-)
A condition of severe, prolonged asthma.
noun, Computers. 1. a row at the bottom of a window that displays information about the window, as the status of a Web page load or details of an open document. noun 1. a narrow horizontal area at the foot of a computer screen or window in which details are displayed about the program that […]
- Status epilepticus
/ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs/ noun 1. a condition in which repeated epileptic seizures occur without the patient gaining consciousness between them. If untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to long-term disability or death status epilepticus status ep·i·lep·ti·cus (ěp’ə-lěp’tĭ-kəs) n. A condition in which one major attack of epilepsy succeeds another with little or no intermission.
noun 1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others, especially in regard to social or professional standing. 2. state or condition of affairs: Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement. 3. Law. the standing of a person before the law. adjective 4. conferring or believed to confer elevated […]
noun, Sociology. 1. a social stratum sharing the same lifestyle or occupation and having the same level of prestige.