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Respiration may refer to:


  • Cellular respiration, the process in which nutrients are converted into useful energy in a cell
  • Respiration (physiology), transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide between cells and the external environment
    • Respiratory system, the anatomical system of an organism used for respiration
    • Breathing, passing air in and out through respiratory organs
    • Aquatic respiration, animals extracting oxygen from water
    • Artificial respiration, the act of simulating respiration, which provides for the overall exchange of gases in the body by pulmonary ventilation, external respiration and internal respiration
    • Cheyne–Stokes respiration, an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by progressively deeper and sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in a temporary stop in breathing called an apnea
  • Respiration, a journal by Karger Publishers