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Descriptor in English: Respiration
Descriptor in Spanish: Respiración
Descriptor in Portuguese: Respiração
Descriptor in French: Respiration
Entry term(s): Breathing
Tree number(s): G09.772.705
Scope note: The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Annotation: lung only: does not refer to tissue respiration (= probably OXYGEN CONSUMPTION); CELL RESPIRATION is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
RE radiation effects
See also the descriptors: Apnea MeSH
Breath Tests MeSH
Breathing Exercises MeSH
Cell Respiration MeSH
Dyspnea MeSH
Mouth Breathing MeSH
Oxygen Consumption MeSH
DeCS UI: 12540
Descriptor UI: D012119
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Respiration - Preferred
Concept UI M0018878
Scope note The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Preferred term Respiration
Entry term(s) Breathing



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