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.
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.