Definition of respiratory quotient in English:

respiratory quotient

Line breaks: re¦spira|tory quo|tient

noun

Physiology
The ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide evolved to that of oxygen consumed by an organism, tissue, or cell in a given time.
More example sentences
  • The respiratory quotient is the amount of CO 2 relative to the amount of O 2 consumed (in normal situations this is approximately 0.8)
  • The alveolar-arterial oxygen pressure difference was calculated for each sample by the alveolar gas equation, using the measured respiratory quotient during the same time point of exercise.
  • The respiratory quotient was often outside normal parameters.

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