The functions of breathing and its dysfunctions and their relationship to breathing therapy

@article{Courtney2009TheFO,
  title={The functions of breathing and its dysfunctions and their relationship to breathing therapy},
  author={R. Courtney},
  journal={International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={78-85}
}
  • R. Courtney
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Abstract Breathing is unquestionably a key function of the human body; it sustains life by providing oxygen needed for metabolism and removing the by-product of these reactions, carbon dioxide. Breathing, however, has other functions apart from the ventilation of air and the maintenance of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Breathing affects motor control and postural stability and plays several roles in physiological and psychological regulation. Breathing can influence homeostatic functions in other… CONTINUE READING
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