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1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) the process in living organisms of taking in oxygen from the surroundings and giving out carbon dioxide (external respiration). In terrestrial animals this is effected by breathing air
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) the chemical breakdown of complex organic substances, such as carbohydrates and fats, that takes place in the cells and tissues of animals and plants, during which energy is released and carbon dioxide produced (internal respiration)
res•pi•ra•tion (ˌrɛs pəˈreɪ ʃən)
1. the act of respiring; inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing.
a. the sum total of the physical and chemical processes by which oxygen is conveyed to tissues and cells and the oxidation products, carbon dioxide and water, are given off.
b. the oxidation of organic compounds occurring within cells and producing energy for cellular processes.
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respiration [ˌrespɪˈreɪʃən] N → respiración f
respiration [ˌrɛspɪˈreɪʃən] n → respiration f
n (Bot, Med) → Atmung f
respiration [ˌrɛspɪˈreɪʃ/ən] n → respirazione f
n. respiración, proceso respiratorio; abdominal ___ → ___ abdominal; aerobic ___ → ___ aeróbica; accelerated ___ → ___ acelerada; anaerobic ___ → ___ anaeróbica; diaphragmatic ___ → ___ diafragmática; air hunger, gasping ___ → ___ jadeante; labored ___ → ___ laboriosa.
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As the enzyme responsible for catalyzing the reactions underlying anaerobic respiration, nitric oxide reductase (NOR) has attracted increasing attention in environmental circles.
The birds then switch to anaerobic respiration to power their swimming.
The Warburg Hypothesis asserts that increased utilization of anaerobic respiration and production of lactate is negotiated by cancer cells in return for evasion of apoptosis, programmed cell death and other key characteristics of a healthy cell such as normally functioning mitochondria, the cell's energy and metabolic headquarters.
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