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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.


any of a number of techniques which are used to measure the metabolic rate of living organisms, usually by monitoring the heat generated by their production of carbon dioxide and nitrogen waste
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The Mito Stress Test (ACU Format) is designed to measure oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and extracellular acidification (ECA) simultaneously and in real time under tightly controlled atmospheric conditions using open-flow respirometry.
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Oxygen consumption was measured via intermittent respirometry, according to the method of Vismann and Hagerman (1996), using a computer controlled setup that recorded oxygen partial pressure and temperature (sampling rate, 10 sec).
Capes, FAPESP, CNPq for financial support and Kleber Vaccioli for performing the respirometry experiments.
For breath collection, we placed a conic respirometry mask over the muzzle of cheetahs.