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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Since the package perforations modify the package environments by increasing CO2 and decreasing O2, which decrease the rate of respiration and ethylene production, thus, it delays the ripening of the fruits in the package (Saquet and Streif, 2008; Erkan et al.
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.
Sequential addition of 3NP resulted in similar decline in the rate of respiration between the striatum and cerebellum in the young animals, whereas in older animals, similar concentration of 3NP more efficiently inhibits the mitochondrial respiration in the striatum than that of the cerebellum.
Exposure to such pesticides poses a particular threat to children due to their lower body weights, faster rate of respiration, and the fact that they're says Nancy Alderman, president of Environment and Human Health Inc.
m]) to indicate the effect of the concentration on the rate of respiration decrease with depth.
Patients should be encouraged to breathe through their nose, to use their diaphragm and abdomen, and to try to control their rate of respiration to around eight to 10 breaths per minute at rest.
Cutting the outer surface, or skin, of produce during processing exposes many more surfaces and accelerates the rate of respiration and therefore breakdown.