respiratory movement


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respiratory movement

Any movement resulting from the contraction of respiratory muscles or occurring passively as a result of elasticity of the thoracic wall or lungs.
See: compliance (1); expiration; inspiration; respiration
See also: movement

respiratory movement

any movement by an organism that aids RESPIRATION, such as the movement of air or water through lungs or gills.
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This hindered the ability of the thorax to pull on the lungs, He noted that the dogs' UAR increased to the point that upper airway obstruction occurred, When he reestablished patency of the upper airway, the dogs did not make respiratory movements.
The problem is that such lesions are usually peripheral, making bronchoscopic approaches to diagnosis unsuccessful, while the accuracy of CT-guided biopsy is hindered by the small diameter and by the patient's respiratory movements during the exam.