respiratory exchange ratio


The ratio of the net output of carbon dioxide to the simultaneous net uptake of oxygen at a given site.

Nearby words

  1. respiratory capacity,
  2. respiratory center,
  3. respiratory chain,
  4. respiratory distress syndrome,
  5. respiratory enzyme,
  6. respiratory failure,
  7. respiratory lobule,
  8. respiratory minute volume,
  9. respiratory pause,
  10. respiratory pigment

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