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RESPIRATION, Med. jur. Breathing, which consists of the drawing into, inhaling, or more technically, inspiring, atmospheric air into the lungs, and then: forcing out, expelling, or technically expiring, from the lungs the air therein. Chit. Med. Jur. 92 and 416, note n.

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At the same time, medical staff performs examination of physiologic parameters of patients: their weight, oral temperature, arterial pressure, pulse, parameters of hemodynamics and external respiration.
Unit III -- Basic Physiology consists of Chapters 6 through 8 which cover, respectively, Oxygenation and External Respiration, Oxygen Transport and Internal Respiration, and Acid-Base Homeostasis.

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