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.
- Respiratory bronchiole
respiratory bronchiole n. The smallest subdivision of a bronchiole, connecting a terminal bronchiole to an alveolar duct.
- Respiratory capacity
respiratory capacity n. See vital capacity.
- Respiratory center
respiratory center n. The region of neurons in the brain that receives afferent information that is then translated to signals controlling the sequence of breathing.