respiration rate n.
Frequency of breathing, expressed as the number of breaths per minute.
noun 1. a masklike device, usually of gauze, worn over the mouth, or nose and mouth, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances or the like. 2. British. gas mask. 3. Medicine/Medical. an apparatus to produce artificial respiration. noun 1. an apparatus for providing long-term artificial respiration 2. Also called gas mask. a device worn […]
adjective 1. pertaining to or serving for respiration: respiratory disease. adjective 1. of, relating to, or affecting respiration or the organs used in respiration respiratory res·pi·ra·to·ry (rěs’pər-ə-tôr’ē, rĭ-spīr’ə-) adj. Of, relating to, used in, or affecting respiration.
- Respiratory acidosis
respiratory acidosis n. Acidosis that is caused by retention of carbon dioxide, due to inadequate pulmonary ventilation or hypoventilation, and that results in a decrease in blood pH unless compensated for by renal retention of bicarbonate.
- Respiratory alkalosis
respiratory alkalosis n. Alkalosis resulting from abnormal loss of carbon dioxide due to hyperventilation.