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An instrument for measuring the degree and nature of respiration.

res′pi·ro·met′ric (-rō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
res′pi·rom′e·try n.


a device which measures the respiration rate of living organisms by monitoring oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production


(ˌrɛs pəˈrɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production.
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RMR were measured using AD ML870 open respirometer (AD Instruments, Australia) at 25degC within the thermal neutral zone (Zhu et al.
The oxygen consumption rate was measured in an intermittent respirometer system as described by Diaz et al.
This part describes the validation and application of a simple respirometer system designed to assess mineralization of the stabilizers: ESO and ESBO under defined conditions.
A respirometer system to measure critical and recovery 267 oxygen tensions of fish under simulated diurnal fluctuations in dissolved oxygen.
Composting of dewatered wastewater sludge with various ratios of pruning waste used as a bulking agent and monitored by respirometer.
ISO (2012) 'ISO 17556-Plastics-determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability in soil by measuring the oxygen demand in a respirometer or amount of carbon dioxide evolved.
Note the simultaneous respirometer trace and bi-atrial dilatation.
Oxygen consumption in intact PBMCs derived from the LHON patient and controls was measured using a high resolution respirometer (2k-Oxygraph, OROBOROS Instruments).
The consumption of dissolved oxygen after 4h by one fish placed inside the respirometer was measured weekly, beginning at the third experimental week (one fish per respirometer).
The grant also paid for a swim tunnel respirometer, which assesses the metabolic activity of a fish to determine toxic reaction following exposure to nanoparticles.
We'd just completed collecting a sea cucumber for the respirometer and were getting Nereus ready to head to the underwater elevator,'' Mr Kostel said.