Definition of respiration
- … the patient was cyanotic and unconscious with labored respirations at 40/min.
- —Dorwyn W. Croom
The doctor checked his heartbeat and respiration.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
medical : the act or process of breathing
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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