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Encyclopedia > Respiratory

Respiration can refer to:

  • Cellular respiration, which is the use of oxygen in the metabolism of organic molecules.
  • Physiological respiration, which exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and the external environment.


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Respiratory System (1625 words)
A sufficient supply of oxygen is required for the aerobic respiratory machinery of Kreb's Cycle and the Electron Transport System to efficiently convert stored organic energy into energy trapped in ATP.
Many terrestrial animals have their respiratory surfaces inside the body and connected to the outside by a series of tubes.
Respiratory pigments increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Respiratory therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Respiratory therapy is an allied health field involved in the treatment of breathing disorders which include chronic lung problems (i.e., asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema) as well as more acute health problems related to other injury.
Respiratory therapy might be needed to clear excess mucus and fluid from the bronchial tree, or to control swelling and inflammation of the bronchial passages.
The operating principle of a Respiratory Therapist is to assist patients to generally improve breathing capacity and the quality of life.
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