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respiration

 
Noun respiration has 3 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb respire2
  2. 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
  3. 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
    --3 has parts:
     exhalation, expiration, breathing out; inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, breathing in
    --3 has particulars:
     artificial respiration; abdominal breathing; eupnea, eupnoea; hyperpnea; hypopnea; hyperventilation; panting, heaving; periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respiration; smoke, smoking; snore, snoring, stertor; snuffle, sniffle, snivel; wheeze; second wind
    Derived forms: verb respire2, verb respire3
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