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respiratory British & World English

Relating to or affecting respiration or the organs of respiration

respiratory centre British & World English

A region of the central nervous system which exercises control over respiration.

respiratory chain British & World English

The sequence of enzymes and other proteins within a mitochondrial or cell membrane, or of reactions, by which substrates are oxidized in the biochemical process of respiration.

respiratory tract British & World English

The passage formed by the mouth, nose, throat, and lungs, through which air passes during breathing

respiratory tree British & World English

A branched respiratory organ in the body cavity of sea cucumbers

respiratory acidosis British & World English

Acidosis caused by excessive retention of carbon dioxide in the body, typically as a result of hypoventilation or reduced circulation.

respiratory alkalosis British & World English

Alkalosis caused by excessive loss of carbon dioxide from the body, typically as a result of hyperventilation.

respiratory therapist British & World English

A person trained in respiratory therapy.

respiratory therapy British & World English

Therapy designed to assist or improve breathing; specifically the management of patients receiving artificial ventilation.

respiratory pigment British & World English

A substance (such as haemoglobin or haemocyanin) with a molecule consisting of protein with a pigmented prosthetic group, involved in the physiological transport of oxygen or electrons

respiratory quotient British & World English

The ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide evolved to that of oxygen consumed by an organism, tissue, or cell in a given time

respiratory distress syndrome British & World English

Another term for hyaline membrane disease.

respiratory syncytial virus British & World English

A paramyxovirus which causes disease of the respiratory tract. It is a major cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in young children, and may be a contributing factor in cot death

cardiorespiratory British & World English

Relating to the action of both heart and lungs

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