respiratory quotient

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the ratio of the amount of carbon dioxide passed from the blood into the lungs to the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood from the air.

Medical

  • noun the ratio of the amount of carbon dioxide taken into the alveoli of the lungs from the blood to the amount of oxygen which the alveoli take from the air.

Sports

  • noun the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide released to the volume of oxygen absorbed by an organism, cell or tissue over a given time period
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