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controlled respiration

Respiration

[res-puh-rey-shuhn]
In biochemistry, respiration may refer to:

  • Cellular respiration, the process in which the chemical bonds of energy-rich molecules such as glucose are converted into energy usable for life processes
  • Aerobic respiration, a process that allows respiration with use of oxygen
  • Anaerobic respiration, a process that allows respiration without use of oxygen
  • Plant respiration, the enzymatic oxidation of substrates in plants, leading to the release of carbon dioxide respiration.

In physiology, respiration may refer to :

Medical devices involving respiration include:

Other uses include:

  • Carbon respiration, a phrase used in combination with carbon storage to calculate the amount of carbon (as CO2) flux occurring in the atmosphere through the various processes that add and subtract atmospheric carbon
  • Respiration rate, a parameter which is used in ecological and agronomical modelling
  • "Respire" (Mickey 3D song), a 2003 song by Mickey 3D

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