HyperDic: respiration

English > 3 senses of the word respiration:
NOUNactrespiration, internal respiration, cellular respirationthe metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules
actrespirationa single complete act of breathing ... / breathing in and out
actrespiration, breathing, external respiration, ventilationthe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
respiration > pronunciation
Soundsreh.sperey'shahn
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English > respiration: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymsinternal respiration, cellular respiration
Broadermetabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Spanishrespiración celular, respiración interna
Catalanrespiració interna
Adjectivescardiorespiratoryof or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
respiratorypertaining to respiration
Verbsrespireundergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
English > respiration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA single complete act of breathing ... / breathing in and out.
Example"thirty respirations per minute"
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrespiración
English > respiration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.
Synonymsbreathing, external respiration, ventilation
Partsexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Narrowerabdominal breathingbreathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles
artificial respirationAn emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
eupnea, eupnoeanormal relaxed breathing
hyperpneaenergetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
hyperventilationAn increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs
hypopneaSlow or shallow breathing
panting, heavingbreathing heavily (as after exertion)
periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respirationAbnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
second windThe return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
smoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
snore, snoring, stertorThe act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
snuffle, sniffle, snivelThe act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
wheezebreathing with a husky or whistling sound
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrespiración, respiro
Catalanrespiració, respir
Verbsrespiredraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
respireundergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide

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