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Breathing

Breathing 1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air. Subject to a difficulty of breathing. (Melmoth) 2. Air in... Read More

Breathing rate

Breathing rate (Science: chest medicine, clinical sign) also referred to as the respiratory rate. Measured as the number of... Read More

An introduction to Homeostasis

Researched and Written by Jonjo Minns Submitted to biologyonline.com on February 25, 2009. Published in biologyonline.com... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Inspire

Inspire 1. To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate. When Zephirus eek, with his sweete breath, Inspired hath in... Read More

The Central Nervous System

Myelin Sheath Myelin is a substance that forms the myelin sheath associated with nerve cells. This sheath is a layer of... Read More

Airway

Airway 1. Any part of the respiratory tract through which air passes during breathing. 2. In anaesthesia or resuscitation, a... Read More

Efferent nerve

Definition noun, plural: efferent nerves The type of nerve that carries nerve impulses away from the central nervous system... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Inspiration

Inspiration (Science: physiology) The act of drawing air into the lungs. Origin: L. Inspirare, spirare = to breathe The act... Read More

Respiratory system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of organs and structures associated for respiration or gas exchange Supplement An... Read More

Respiration

Definition noun, plural: respirations Any of the various analogous processes by which there is an exchange of... Read More

Coughing Cats May Be Allergic to People, Vets Say

    People can trigger asthma attacks in cats, according to veterinarians at a Scottish... Read More

Expiration

Expiration (Science: physiology) The act of breathing out or expelling air from the lungs. Origin: L. Spirare = to breathe a... Read More

Inhale

Inhale to breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; opposed to exhale. Martin was walking forth to... Read More

Viscosity

Viscosity refers to the state or condition of being viscous. It is measured as a physical property of a fluid. As a physical... Read More

Benedict-roth apparatus

Benedict-roth apparatus (Science: apparatus, physiology) a device employed to measure the amount of oxygen utilised in quiet... Read More

Submarine

submarine being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants. Submarine armor, a... Read More

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

Trench lung

trench lung A psychogenic hyperventilation marked by paroxysmal attacks of rapid breathing, without any signs of organic... Read More

Resting tidal volume

resting tidal volume The tidal volume under normal conditions, i.e., in the absence of exercise or other conditions that... Read More

Air pressure

Definition noun (1) The pressure caused by the weight of air. (2) The force exerted by air per unit area. Supplement Air... Read More

Expiratory dyspnea

Expiratory dyspnea difficulty with the expiratory phase of breathing, often due to obstruction in the larynx or large... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Inborn Reflex

An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.inborn reflex a reflex such as breathing that is... Read More

Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock (Science: immunology) a serious, often life-threatening allergic reaction that is characterised by low... Read More

Tidal air

Definition noun The amount of air inhaled or exhaled in each respiratory cycle, during a normal, regular... Read More

Medulla oblongata

medulla oblongata The lowest subdivision of the brainstem, immediately adjacent to the spinal cord. Houses important cardiac... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Neuroglia

Definition noun, plural: neuroglia A cell that surrounds a nerve cell that is responsible for providing mechanical and... Read More

Pulmonary ventilation

Definition noun (1) The process at which the air enters or leaves, between the lungs and the ambient air (2) The rate of... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Physalia physalis

Definition noun A species within the family Physaliidae characterized by being in a colony resembling a... Read More

Plant Water Regulation

A plant requires water as an essential ingredient of photolysis, the photochemical stage of photosynthesis where water is... Read More

Sugar Homeostasis

Blood Sugar Regulation As described in Cell Biology tutorials, the body requires volumes of glucose in order to create ATP.... Read More

Effect of Chemicals on Growth & Development in Organisms

Plants Plants require a large number of elements to function properly, mainly carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, essentially... Read More

Photosynthesis – Photolysis and Carbon Fixation

Photosynthesis is the means that primary producers (mostly plants) can obtain energy via light energy. The energy gained... Read More

Why Is The Mary River Turtle Endangered

The Mary River Turtle  (Elusor macrurus) has been named recently as one of the species on the brink of extinction. That is... Read More

Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of what may come.... Read More

Pant

pant 1. To breathe quickly or in a labored manner, as after exertion or from eagerness or excitement; to respire with... Read More