Respiration

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Respiration Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moelcules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lu
  • the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  • a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs ,
  • a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute" ,
  • the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

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Respiration Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


All living things respire. Both plant and animal cells use the process of respiration to release energy from glucose.

During respiration oxygen and glucose produce carbon dioxide and water. Energy is released in a form that can be used for chemical reactions inside cells. Some heat is released by these chemical reactions in cells, and it is this heat we experience as body heat.

Respiration takes place in a special structure called the mitochondria inside all eukaryote cells.

See these (in this order) for an outline of the biochemistry:



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* Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life. - Andrew Bonar Law


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  • Cardiac and respiratory function supported by abdominal muscles in muscular dystrophy
    The muscular dystrophies are known to target various muscle groups differentially. In addition to making limb muscles weak, muscular dystrophy (MD) can also lead to decreased function of specific muscles involved in respiration causing breathing difficulties as well as leading to cardiac problems. Using mouse models, researchers found that abdominal muscles may be Read more on this news related to 'Respiration'
  • Master STEM teacher spruces up science with technology
    The students in James St. Denis's biology class at Shenendehowa High School are doing a time-honored lab on fermentation and cellular respiration. However, this classic experiment has a 21st century twist. Read more on this news related to 'Respiration'

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