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res·pi·ra·to·ry rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respiratory rate, rate of respirationnoun

    the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health


  1. respiratory rate

    Respiratory rate is defined as the number of breaths a person takes per minute. It is one of the vital signs, which also includes pulse rate, blood pressure, and body temperature, that health professionals measure to assess basic bodily functions. The rate can vary depending on factors such as age, illness, and physical activity. A normal respiratory rate for a healthy adult at rest ranges from 12 to 20 breaths per minute.


  1. Respiratory rate

    Respiratory rate is also known by respiration rate, pulmonary ventilation rate, ventilation rate, or breathing frequency is the number of breaths taken within a set amount of time, typically 60 seconds. A normal respiratory rate is termed eupnea, an increased respiratory rate is termed tachypnea and a lower than normal respiratory rate is termed bradypnea.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Respiratory Rate

    The number of times an organism breathes with the lungs (RESPIRATION) per unit time, usually per minute.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respiratory rate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respiratory rate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    But the other thing [opioids] can do is cause central nervous system depression, and they can decrease your respiratory rate.

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  • ρυθμός αναπνοήςGreek
  • frecuencia respiratoriaSpanish

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