Definition of External respiration

1. Noun. The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.




Medical Definition of External respiration

1. The exchange of respiratory gases in the lungs as distinguished from internal or tissue respiration. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of External Respiration

external ophthalmopathy
external ophthalmoplegia
external organ
external orifice
external ovular transmigration
external pacemaker
external phase
external pin fixation
external pterygoid muscle
external pyocephalus
external radiation
external radiation therapy
external respiration (current term)
external respiratory nerve of Bell
external risk
external risks
external salivary gland
external saphenous nerve
external secretion
external semilunar fibrocartilage
external sphincter muscle of anus
external sphincterotomy
external spiral sulcus

Literary usage of External respiration

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1. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"Respiration is spoken of as internal and as external respiration. ... In man, external respiration is the interchange taking place between the blood and the ..."

2. An Introduction to Biophysics by David Burns (1921)
"CHAPTER XXVI external respiration " The body is sustained by three kinds of nutriment, food, drink, ..."

3. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"THE CHEMISTRY OF external respiration. Our knowledge of this subject has been entirely acquired in the last 200 years, and chiefly in the last century. ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"external respiration. 1 a. Respiratory Changes in the Air Breathed. 1. Composition of the Normal Atmosphere.—The open atmosphere is a mixture of gases in ..."

5. Fundamentals of Human Physiology by Roy Gentry Pearce, John James Rickard Macleod (1916)
"The external respiration. Anatomical Considerations.—The constant call of the tissues for oxygen and the formation of the waste gas, carbon dioxide, ..."

6. An Introduction to Human Physiology by Augustus Désiré Waller (1896)
"... CHAPTER IV RESPIRATION Internal and external respiration: Stages of the process of respiration- Historical sketch—Present state of our knowledge. ..."

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