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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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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 managed soils had lower C : N and C : P ratios, but this did not translate to higher microbial biomass, respiration rates or a greater proportion of organic matter being respired in those soils.
Although the pool of respired C was greatest in the forested ecosystems and least in the arid ecosystems, the opposite trend was present when respired C was expressed as a percentage of soil organic C.
The ratio of respired C to mineralized N differed by an order of magnitude among ecosystems, with the lowest ratio (12) measured in the Lake States northern hardwood forest and the highest (125) in the tallgrass prairie.
Although soil texture was significantly related to respired C pools, we have no evidence to suggest that it influences the microbial biomass content of soil at large spatial scales.
96) with mean annual microbial respiration, similar to the relationship we found between ANPP and respired C.
We found that respired C pools were small in ecosystems with low ANPP and sandy-textured soils.
Although respired C pools varied substantially among ecosystems, rate constants (k) fell within a relatively narrow range.
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.
River outgassing of respired carbon, contributes carbon to the atmosphere in an amount equivalent to 13 percent of annual fossil fuel burning," said Dr.