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Abdominal Breathing

Definition of the noun abdominal breathing

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  1. breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

Abdominal breathing refers to the act of breathing by contracting the diaphragm and expanding the abdomen. Abdominal breathing is widely considered to be the most effective way to breathe to reduce stress. With the emergence of new ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1899)

Pure abdominal breathing is seen in its fully developed form in paralysis of the intercostal muscles. Diminished local expansion is seen when one lung, or part of a lung, becomes functionless, as in pleurisy with effusion, pneumonia, phthisis.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy, Yvette Malamud Ozer, Yuri Ito

Abdominal breathing is low, involving the entire lung capacity. The diaphragm ( large muscle below the lungs) expands, allowing for maximal intake and expelling of air. This type of breathing is natural in infants and in most sleeping adults, but ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

abdominal aortography abdominal aponeurosis abdominal arteries abdominal bandage abdominal binder abdominal breathing abdominal cavity abdominal ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

abdominal breathing more than usual use of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to increase the input of air to and output from the lungs.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (2008)

by Sheila Jennett

abdominal breathing see diaphragm. abdominal cramps tight, constrictive, usually intermittent abdominal discomfort, usuallythe result of spasmofan internal organ, e.g.bowel spasmrelated to gastroenteritis or menstrual ...

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