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.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a series of mitochondrial proteins that transport electrons of hydrogen, released in the Krebs cycle, from acetyl coenzyme A to inhaled oxygen to form H 2 O: the energy released in the process is conserved as ATP.
noun, Pathology. 1. Also called hyaline membrane disease. an acute lung disease of the newborn, occurring primarily in premature babies and babies born to ill mothers, characterized by rapid breathing, flaring of the nostrils, inelastic lungs, edema of the extremities, and in some cases the formation of a hyaline membrane on the lungs caused by […]