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.
Specialized synonyms: Artificial Respiration, Abdominal Breathing, Eupnea, Eupnoea, Hyperpnea, Hypopnea, Hyperventilation, Heaving, Panting, Cheyne-stokes Respiration, Periodic Breathing, Smoke, Smoking, Snore, Snoring, Stertor, Sniffle, Snivel, Snuffle, Wheeze, Second Wind
Terms within: Breathing Out, Exhalation, Expiration, Aspiration, Breathing In, Inhalation, Inspiration, Intake
Generic synonyms: Activity, Bodily Function, Bodily Process, Body Process
Derivative terms: Breathe, Breathe, Respire, Respire
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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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. ..."