rate of respiration

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Noun1.rate of respiration - the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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In addition, the breathing circuit enables a high rate of respiration by cutting down CO2 levels through the circuit.
At first the fish will increase its rate of respiration, pumping more water over the surface of the gills to absorb as much oxygen as possible, this will also mean a reduction in feeding.
Generally, different types of wax materials especially cellulose based wax was helpful for the reduction in rate of respiration and ethylene production in kinnow during storage period because ethylene production in different wax coated fruits was found 90% lower than uncoated ones.
The results of the present study clearly demonstrated that combination DB and PLB significantly slowed the rate of respiration, indicating that CB can be an effective tool for the reduction of fatigue, dyspnea, anxiety, short of breath and increasing endurance for daily activity and improving quality of life.
ATP-linked respiration was calculated from the rate of respiration inhibition by oligomycin.
The rate of respiration registered a highly significant reduction in the study group as compared to the significant fall in the control group.
Edible coatings made from chitosan can extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by minimizing their rate of respiration and reducing the water loss of the product.
After storage, the rate of respiration in the fruit stored at 12 and 14degC remained 1 -2 times higher than fruit kept at 10degC.
If in Mediterranean climates you have warm days that may have some rate-limiting carbohydrate production during the day, coupled with cool nights that slow the rate of respiration used in carbohydrate production and other plant physiological developments, then the average rate of development is slowed down for every hour that the plant is at less than optimal temperature for respiratory reactions during the growth season.
As respiration proceeds, oxygen is consumed, and as less and less oxygen becomes available, the rate of respiration drops.
Wireless sensors and bio-sensing devices are embedded into garments that record the wearer's temperature, heart rate, galvanic skin response (moisture) and rate of respiration.
All living cells respire constantly, but the rate of respiration depends on many genetic and environmental factors.