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Noun respiration has 3 senses
- respiration, internal respiration, cellular respiration - 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 lungs
--1 is a kind of metabolism, metabolic process, metastasis
- respiration - a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"
--2 is a kind of bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
- breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
--3 is a kind of bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
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