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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
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respiratory movementany movement by an organism that aids RESPIRATION, such as the movement of air or water through lungs or gills.
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