respiratory quotient


respiratory quotient

noun Physiology.

  1. the ratio of the amount of carbon dioxide released by the lungs to the amount of oxygen taken in during a given period.

noun

  1. biology the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide expired to the volume of oxygen consumed by an organism, tissue, or cell in a given time

n.

  1. The ratio of carbon dioxide produced by tissue metabolism to oxygen consumed in the same metabolism.

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