Difference Between Respiration and Breathing?

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It is often believed that breathing and respiration are one and the same but that is not true. Breathing is the process of taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide. Respiration is a process wherein the food we eat reacts with the oxygen we inhale, breaking the food into simple substances like water, carbon dioxide and energy. The body retains the water and stores the energy in the form of ATP molecules, which are used to perform activities.