The exchange of respiratory gases in the lungs.
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Inhibit vs. ProhibitThough both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
- external ophthalmopathy,
- external ophthalmoplegia,
- external phase,
- external pudendal vein,
- external relation,
- external spermatic artery,
- external sphincter muscle of anus,
- external traction,
- external urethral opening,
- external urethrotomy
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