- 1The action of breathing: opiates affect respirationMore example sentences
- Every aspect of life depends on muscular activity, whether it be speech, eating and digestion, respiration, all expressions of brain function.
- Blood pressure and respiration are checked every five minutes, and the patient's temperature also is recorded.
- The effects of sleep on respiration include changes in central respiratory control, airways resistance, and muscular contractility.
- 1.1 [count noun] chiefly Medicine A single breath: observation of the patient’s respirations will gradually be decreasedMore example sentences
- Before and after each administration of salmeterol or placebo, patients were assessed for heart rate, respirations, and breath sounds.
- In the respiratory form, sinus arrhythmia typically varies with respirations, and the heart rate (RR interval) increases with inspiration and decreases with expiration.
- By using opiate analgesics and sedatives to provide comfort to a dying patient, we risk depressing respirations and causing hypotension, which may hasten death.
- 1.2 Biology A process in living organisms involving the production of energy, typically with the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.More example sentences
- Temporal relationships between organic carbon production and respiration are not well understood in coral reef ecosystems.
- Root respiration provides metabolic energy for growth and maintenance of root biomass and for ion transport.
- First, and most obvious, there is the role of respiration in energy metabolism.
late Middle English: from Latin respiratio(n-), from respirare 'breathe out' (see respire).
More definitions of respirationDefinition of respiration in:
- The US English dictionary