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breathing:

see respirationrespiration,
process by which an organism exchanges gases with its environment. The term now refers to the overall process by which oxygen is abstracted from air and is transported to the cells for the oxidation of organic molecules while carbon dioxide (CO2
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breathing

[′brēth·iŋ]
(engineering)
Opening and closing of a plastics mold in orderto let gases escape during molding. Also known as degassing.
Movement of gas, vapors, or air in and out of a storage-tank vent line as a result of liquid expansions and contractions induced by temperature changes.
(materials)
Permeability of plastic sheeting to air, bubbles, voids, or trapped gas globules.
(physiology)
Inhaling and exhaling.
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16, 1998--The new patented chin-up strip cures nocturnal mouth breathing which is a primary cause of untreated chronic snoring for millions and a primary cause of dry nose, throat and mouth for patients using the CPAP machine as a prescribed treatment.
2,32,33] Alleviation of mouth breathing, behavioral problems, enuresis, poor appetite, right ventricular strain, and poor concentration have been documented following adenotonsillectomy.
Like those who identify with nasal voice or mouth breathing symptoms, respondents who identify with blocked nose are most likely to experience nasal congestion symptoms daily (42%).
In addition to mouth breathing, air pollutants and pollen counts, both of which tend to be higher during the late summer than at other times of the year, and viral respiratory tract infections can increase the severity of wheezing when exercising.
For players who use a mouthguard, Breathe Right strips allow easier nasal breathing when mouth breathing is restricted.
Wilson is a frequent lecturer on the developmental issues and dental treatment of children with autism, ADD and anxiety disorders as well as the treatment of traumatic injuries of teeth, fluoride and the effects of mouth breathing on facial growth.
Parental reports on children's snoring, mouth breathing, and observed apnea identified five early and five late symptom trajectories, or clusters, among the children in the study.