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 :
- Respiration (physiology), the process by which multicellular organisms capture and excrete the gaseous fuel and waste of cellular respiration, absorbing oxygen and disposing of carbon dioxide.
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