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Mesh term Respiration

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Respiratory Physiological Phenomena


The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).

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Breath Holding
Respiratory Mechanics
Respiratory Rate
Respiratory Transport

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