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1. To breathe.
2. To consume oxygen and produce carbon dioxide by metabolism.
[L. respiro, to breathe]


v. re·spired, re·spiring, re·spires
1. To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale: respired with difficulty.
2. To carry out the metabolic process of respiration: Different parts of a plant respire at different rates.
3. Archaic To regain one's spirits, as after a period of exertion or trouble.
1. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
2. To use (a molecule or compound) for the metabolic process of respiration: bacteria that respire sulfur compounds.
3. To keep (a person or animal) breathing by artificial means: "Becky was still being respired by the ventilator" (Robin Cook).


To breathe and to consume oxygen and release carbon dioxide.


1. To breathe.
2. To consume oxygen and produce carbon dioxide by metabolism.
[L. respiro, to breathe]

Patient discussion about respire

Q. Help her to breathe. My sixteen year old cousin (girl) who is wondering if she is suffering from asthma, anxiety or both. She is thin, healthy girl and have been very worried She have asthma and have been thinking about it constantly. When she exercise, she get more out of breath, more worn out, and her heart beats faster than other people. Sometimes her chest hurts, but people tell me that is from my chest muscles being worked. She get a little dizzy also. When she go to bed at night sometimes it seems hard to breathe. She can take a deep breath and everything but it seems hard or something. I know there isn't anything wrong with my heart because she had an EKG done recently and chest x-rays. That was fine. When it is hot humid and muggy outside she find it hard to breath. Do you think she have asthma. She don't have any coughing or any known wheezing. Could thinking about every breath she take seem like she have asthma? She really want to know and me too, what is going on! Please help her to breathe!!!!

A. PS--alcohol and cigarettes can cause this problem to(drugs)mrfoot56.

Q. What causes bad breath? I have bad breath for a long time. What causes it?

A. Here are some causes of bad breath:
A Dry mouth- Saliva helps cleanse and moisten your mouth. A dry mouth enables dead cells to accumulate on your tongue, gums and cheeks. These cells then decompose and cause odor. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep. It's what causes "morning breath." Dry mouth is even more of a problem if you sleep with your mouth open. Some medications as well as smoking can lead to a chronic dry mouth, as can a problem with your salivary glands.
Some Diseases can also cause bad breath- Chronic lung infections and lung abscesses can produce very foul-smelling breath. Other illnesses, such as some cancers and certain metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor. Kidney failure can cause a urine-like odor, and liver failure may cause an odor described as "fishy." People with uncontrolled diabetes often have a fruity breath odor. Chronic reflux of stomach acids from your stomach (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD)

Q. How to get rid of bad breath? My wife complains that I have bad breath. How can I get rid of it?

A. Consider that candida infection can make your breath worse. You might try cutting down on sugar and carbs.

"Bad breath can also be caused by a candida (yeast infection), you may have a constant white furry tongue. Look at cutting down your intake of sugars and processed foods, as well as those containing yeast. - Search for Anti-Candida diet on a search engine for more info"

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The slope of the relationship between permanganate-oxidisable C and total soil C before the incubation was not significantly different to that after the incubation, where 3-12% of the Walkley-Black C was respired after 96 days (Fig.
Hence, differences between land uses were not apparent when the proportion of C respired was related to soil texture (Fig.
This suggests that permanganate oxidisable C had little relation to the pool of C respired during the incubation.
The negative relationship found between proportion of C respired and clay content contrasted with a few studies where little relationship has been found (Hassink et al.
The large pulse of dead organic matter is quickly respired by animals and bacteria, and oxygen cannot diffuse into the water from the atmosphere fast enough to balance respiration.
2]-C respired from the 0-10 cm and 10-20 cm soil during the 60-week incubation amounted to 5.
s show no evidence for treatment effects at 10-20 cm, there are clear differences at 0-10 cm; grassland had a significantly higher rate of increase of respired C than all other treatments in all 3 phases; in Phase I, 50 stems had a higher mean than 200; in Phase II, 50 and 100 stems had higher rates of increase than 200 and 400 stems; in Phase III, the 100 stem treatment had a significantly higher rate of increase than both 200 and 400 stem treatments.
Soils having low C mineralisation rates also showed low N mineralisation rates, and the ratio of C respired to net N mineralised for the 0-10 cm grassland and P.
River outgassing of respired carbon, contributes carbon to the atmosphere in an amount equivalent to 13 percent of annual fossil fuel burning," said Dr.
During the study period, 173 kg C/ha was assimilated daily at the L slope site, with 73 kg being respired, 50 kg remaining above-ground in the shoot, and 43 kg being partitioned into the root.
Changes in pasture production in slope categories will impact not only on the amount of C assimilated, but also on the amount of assimilated C partitioned to roots, the amount of root-derived soil C, and the amount respired.