respiratory exchange ratio n.
The ratio of the net output of carbon dioxide to the simultaneous net uptake of oxygen at a given site.
- Respiratory failure
noun 1. a condition in which the respiratory system is unable to provide an adequate supply of oxygen or to remove carbon dioxide efficiently
- Respiratory lobule
respiratory lobule n. See primary pulmonary lobule.
- Respiratory minute volume
respiratory minute volume n. The product of tidal volume and the respiratory frequency.
- Respiratory pause
respiratory pause n. Cessation of air flow during respiration for less than ten seconds.