external respiration


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external respiration

n.
The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the environment and respiratory organs such as gills or lungs.
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Noun1.external respiration - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalationexternal respiration - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
abdominal breathing - breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles; "abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"
eupnea, eupnoea - normal relaxed breathing
hyperpnea - energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
hypopnea - slow or shallow breathing
hyperventilation - an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
panting, heaving - breathing heavily (as after exertion)
Cheyne-Stokes respiration, periodic breathing - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
smoking, smoke - the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
breathing out, exhalation, expiration - the act of expelling air from the lungs
snoring, stertor, snore - the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
sniffle, snuffle, snivel - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
wheeze - breathing with a husky or whistling sound
second wind - the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
breathing in, inhalation, intake, aspiration, inspiration - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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Evaluation of efficacy of treatment was conducted through clinical examination of external respiration function (ERF) and central hemodynamics (CH).
The radiation beam is turned on only within a specified portion of the patient's breathing cycle, which is commonly referred to as the "gate." The position and width of the gate are determined by monitoring the patient's respiratory motion using an external respiration signal.

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