gas exchange

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gas exchange

The movement of gases from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration, especially the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and its environment. In plants, gas exchange takes place during photosynthesis. In animals, gases are exchanged during respiration.
Translations
Gasaustausch
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5) Alveolar gas exchange is markedly impaired, resulting in severe respiratory distress and death.
Breath-by-breath measurement of true alveolar gas exchange.
Adduction during expiration is not obligatory, as tracheotomy bypasses the larynx with apparently no effect on alveolar gas exchange.