internal respiration


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internal respiration

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Noun1.internal respiration - the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moleculesinternal respiration - the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
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Unit III -- Basic Physiology consists of Chapters 6 through 8 which cover, respectively, Oxygenation and External Respiration, Oxygen Transport and Internal Respiration, and Acid-Base Homeostasis.

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