Definition of Respiratory system

1. Noun. The system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing.

Exact synonyms: Systema Respiratorium
Group relationships: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Generic synonyms: System
Terms within: Airway, Respiratory Tract, Respiratory Organ, Trachea



Definition of Respiratory system

1. Noun. (anatomy) The system of organs serving for respiration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Respiratory system

1. The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respiratory System

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Literary usage of Respiratory system

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1. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"... takes place directly through the walls of the blood vessels, the respiratory system is really subsidiary to the circulatory system. Circulatory System. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(5) Symptoms Referable to the respiratory system in Graves' Disease The symptoms in the respiratory system depend upon stimulation of the visceral nerves; ..."

3. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"The epithelium of the respiratory system develops from ento- derm, ... The first differentiation of respiratory system appears as a dipping down of the ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"The epithelium of the respiratory system develops from ento- derm, ... The first differentiation of respiratory system appears as a dipping down of the ..."

5. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"THE respiratory system Insects breathe by means of a system of air-tubes, which ramify in all parts of the body and its appendages ; these air-tubes are of ..."

6. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"These spiracles are either simple openings into the respiratory system, or are provided with valves, sieves, or fringes of hair for the exclusion of dirt. ..."

7. Practical Anatomy of the Rabbit: An Elementary Laboratory Textbook in by Benjamin Arthur Bensley (1910)
"THE respiratory system. In all air-breathing vertebrates the lungs arise ... The respiratory system as represented by the lungs and related tubes, ..."

8. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"THE RELATIONS OF THE respiratory system TO THE VASCULAR AND OTHER SYSTEMS. § 381. Many events in the body shew the influence which the respiratory movements ..."

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