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The physiological process that enables animals to exchange carbon dioxide, the primary product of cellular respiration, for fresh air. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Physiological functions
Soil respiration
Gas exchange
Respiratory system

This term is used for the following terms: 
Lung ventilation
Respiratory metabolism
Respiratory volume

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