BREATHING

n. the mechanism of respiration which alternates between inhalation (breathing in) and exhalation (breathing out). It is a process of ventilating the lungs and allowing an exchange of gases. See respiration- inspiration- expiration. Also hyperventilation.

BREATHING: "Breathing is a mechanism which oxygenates the blood and releases carbon dioxide from your system. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BREATHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breathing/ (accessed December 13, 2018).
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