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breathing:

see respirationrespiration,
process by which an organism exchanges gases with its environment. The term now refers to the overall process by which oxygen is abstracted from air and is transported to the cells for the oxidation of organic molecules while carbon dioxide (CO2
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breathing

[′brēth·iŋ]
(engineering)
Opening and closing of a plastics mold in orderto let gases escape during molding. Also known as degassing.
Movement of gas, vapors, or air in and out of a storage-tank vent line as a result of liquid expansions and contractions induced by temperature changes.
(materials)
Permeability of plastic sheeting to air, bubbles, voids, or trapped gas globules.
(physiology)
Inhaling and exhaling.
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To effectively teach patients to use pursed-lip breathing during episodes of acute shortness of breath, nurses should use several strategies at the same time.
First, pursed-lip breathing should be demonstrated to the patient, not described.
Since the outcome is to decrease the respiratory rate, other strategies should be implemented to accompany pursed-lip breathing. As the patient begins to purse-lip breathe with the nurse, tactile stimulus may be used by the nurse to encourage the patient to decrease his or her respiratory rate.