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Respiration, is the biological function of the respiratory system, by which an organism, through the physiological processes of respiration absorbs oxygen and disposes of carbon dioxide.

Psychologists are interested in respiration from a number of points of view. How do psychological factors affect respiration? How does respiration effect psychological factors such as concentration, emotion etc.?

See the following subjects :

Abnormal or pathological breathing

    • Agonal respiration
    • Apneustic respirations
    • Artificial respiration
    • Ataxic respiration
    • Biot's respiration
    • Cheyne-Stokes respiration
    • Hypoventilation (also known as respiratory depression) occurs when ventilation is inadequate to perform needed gas exchange
    • Inspiratory paroxysmal respiration (also known as "reverse sneezing"), a phenomenon observed in dogs (Especially small dogs)
    • Hyperventilation
    • Respiratory arrest, the cessation of the normal tidal flow of the lungs due to paralysis of the diaphragm
    • Respiratory therapy or Inhalation therapy, the assessment and treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular pathologies

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External links

  • Paul, Anthony D., et al (1995). "Neuronal Connections of a Ventral Brainstem Respiratory Chemosensitive Area" C. Ovid Trouth Ventral brainstem mechanisms and control of respiration and blood pressure, 517–523, New York: M. Dekker.
  • Rabbany, Sina Y., "Breathing Coordination", Hofstra University [1]
  • Webber, Charles L., Jr., Ph.D, Pulmonary Curriculum Function:"Neural Control of Breathing", Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University-Chicago [2]