Definition of Abdominal breathing

1. Noun. Breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles. "Abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"

Definition of Abdominal breathing

1. Noun. (alternative name of diaphragmatic breathing) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abdominal Breathing

abdominal-thrust maneuver
abdominal-thrust maneuvers
abdominal abscess
abdominal actinomycosis
abdominal adhesions
abdominal angina
abdominal aorta
abdominal aortic aneurysm
abdominal aortic plexus
abdominal apoplexy
abdominal ballottement
abdominal breathing (current term)
abdominal cavities
abdominal cavity
abdominal dropsy
abdominal evisceration
abdominal external oblique muscle
abdominal fibromatosis
abdominal fin
abdominal fins
abdominal fistula
abdominal guarding
abdominal hernia

Literary usage of Abdominal breathing

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1. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse by United States Bureau of Animal Industry (1890)
"abdominal breathing is when the ribs are kept as nearly stationary as possible, ... Thoracic breathing is the opposite of abdominal breathing—that is, ..."

2. Respiratory exercises in the treatment of disease: Notably of the Heart by Harry Campbell (1899)
"abdominal breathing is closely associated with the name of Mandl, who in 1855 advocated this mode of breathing in an article which appeared in the Gazette ..."

3. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics: A Practical Exposition of the Methods by Solomon Solis-Cohen (1904)
"For diaphragmatic and abdominal breathing 11. abdominal breathing. ... It may be added that abdominal breathing is best practised at first in a recumbent ..."

4. Vocal Reinforcement: A Practical Study of the Reinforcement of the Motive by Edmund John Myer (1891)
"A lady pupil said that she debated the propriety of coming to me for six long months, because I advocated abdominal breathing in " The Voice from a ..."

5. Applied Physiology: Including the Effects of Alcohol and Narcotics by Frank Overton (1897)
"Breathing by the free use of the diaphragm is called abdominal breathing. ... In men abdominal breathing is greatest, while in women thoracic breathing ..."

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