Definition of Internal respiration
1. Noun. The metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs.
Generic synonyms: Metabolic Process, Metabolism
Derivative terms: Respire
Medical Definition of Internal respiration
1. The interchange of gases between the blood and the tissues. Synonym: internal respiration. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Internal respiration
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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... (external respiration), there is also an internal respiration constantly taking place in the exchange between the blood, the lymph, and other tissues. ..."
2. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"is absorbed and CO2 is given off* by the blood; in internal respiration the blood absorbs CO2 and gives off" OA THE RESPIRATORY MECHANISM IN MAN. ..."
3. Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"internal respiration OR TISSUE-RESPIRATION. The terms internal respiration and tissue-respiration are used to designate the interchange of gases between the ..."
4. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1918)
"The internal respiration in which the circulation plays a prominent rôle, ... It is clear that if either the external or the internal respiration is ..."
5. The Spiritual Magazine (1862)
"Because it is shown, that though internal respiration is a ... In other words, that there is in those who have internal respiration, no longer a discreet ..."
6. A Manual of Physiology: A Text-book for Students of Medicine by Gerald Francis Yeo (1888)
"In the external respiration the blood is changed from venous to arterial; whereas in internal respiration the blood is again rendered venous. ..."
7. The Principles of Clinical Pathology: A Text-book for Students and Physicians, by Ludolf Krehl (1905)
"The internal respiration may finally be altered by changes in the parenchyma cells, either physiological, such as by rest and activity, by cold and heat, ..."