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Event Title

Respiratory distress/arrest, Increased
Short name: Respiratory distress/arrest, Increased

Key Event Overview

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AOPs Including This Key Event

AOP Name Event Type Essentiality
Acetylcholinesterase inhibition leading to acute mortality KE Weak
Sodium channel inhibition leading to congenital malformations KE

Taxonomic Applicability

Name Scientific Name Evidence Links

Level of Biological Organization

Biological Organization

How this Key Event works

Respiratory distress is characterized symptomatically through gasping and difficulty breathing.

How it is Measured or Detected

This key event is generally detected through direct behavioral observation.

Evidence Supporting Taxonomic Applicability

This key event is thought to be applicable to terrestrial, air-breathing organisms. The relevance of this event to fish or other animals without lungs is questionable.