Define Breathing And State Differences Between Breathing And Respiration

Define breathing. State the differences between breathing and respiration.

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The mechanism by which an organism obtains oxygen from the air and releases carbon dioxide is called breathing.
Difference between breathing and respiration:-

Breathing

Respiration

(i) Breathing is a simple process.

(ii) Breathing involves taking in oxygen from the air and releasing carbon dioxide into the air.

(iii) Breathing is a physical process.

(i) Respiration is a complex process.

(ii) Respiration includes breathing as well as the oxidation of food in the cells of the organism to release energy.

(iii) Respiration is a bio-chemical process.