Breathing Rate: Definition, Calculation & Regulation


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What is an alternative term for breathing rate?

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1. When we speak of the breathing rate, we refer to it in the sense of what timeframe?

2. The normal breathing rate in an adult human at rest is approximately _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions will test you on various aspects of breathing rate, such as the normal breathing rate of an adult at rest. You can take the quiz more than once.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Another term for breathing rate
  • The timeframe in which we refer to breathing rate
  • An adult human's normal breathing rate at rest
  • Breathing rate after taking 4 breaths in 15 seconds
  • How breathing is regulated

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about an alternative term used for breathing rate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the timeframe used when referring to breathing rate
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the regulation of breathing and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Breathing Rate: Definition, Calculation & Regulation. Here's a quick glance at topics in this lesson:

  • The fundamentals of how to calculate breathing rate
  • How an increase of carbon dioxide is recognized
  • What can be considered the breathing control center