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How many times a minute do you breathe?

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You usually don't even notice it, but you breathe 12 to 20 times per minute. Your lungs send life-sustaining oxygen to your body and get rid of a waste product called carbon dioxide.

From: Respiratory System WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

TeensHealth: "Lungs and Respiratory System."

American Lung Association: "Learn About Your Respiratory System."

American Medical Association: "Respiratory System: Basic Function."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:

TeensHealth: "Lungs and Respiratory System."

American Lung Association: "Learn About Your Respiratory System."

American Medical Association: "Respiratory System: Basic Function."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 14, 2017

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