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(Greek: air, wind; breathing)
(Greek: mind, spirit, consciousness; mental processes; the human soul; breath of life; literally, "that which breathes" or "breathing")
(Latin: breath of life, breath, breathing; mind; spirit, "soul"; courage)
(Greek: windpipe or one of the two large branches of the trachea, the tube in air-breathing vertebrates that conducts air from the throat to the bronchi, strengthened by incomplete rings of cartilage)
(Greek: choke, smother, suffocate; prevent breathing)
Word Entries containing the term: “breathing
abdominal breathing
1. Breathing in which the abdominal muscles perform the major part of the respiratory effort.

Such breathing may be seen in various abnormal conditions; such as, cerebrovascular accident, spinal cord injury, and coma.

Singers practice this method so they can enhance their vocal performances.

2. Breathing which is supplemented by abdominal wall muscles that compress the contents of the abdomen and indirectly raise the diaphragm.

This kind of deep breathing is shown by the expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest when breathing.

It is generally considered a healthier and fuller way to ingest oxygen, and it is often used as a therapy for hyperventilation, anxiety disorders and stuttering.

This entry is located in the following units: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 1) -al; -ial, -eal (page 1)
abdominodiaphragmatic breathing
A controlled breathing pattern using reciprocal action of the abdominal muscles for expiration (breathing out) and the diaphragm for inspiration (breathing in).

Used to maintain control during exertion or to regain control in dyspnea which is difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.

This entry is located in the following unit: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 4)
Biot's breathing, Biot's respiration
1. A form of breathing in which periods of apnea are interrupted by several consecutive deep breaths.

It is said to be a sign of meningitis.

2. Breathing marked by several short breaths followed by long, irregular periods of apnea.

It is seen in patients with increased intracranial pressure.

Named for Camille Biot, French physician, born in 1878.

These two terms are NOT based on the "bio" element; however, they are placed here to clarify any confusion someone might have when seeing the terms in use.

Word Entries at Get Words: “breathing
breathing
The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction, and then exhaled as a result of muscle relaxation.