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breath

1. the intake and expulsion of air during respiration
2. the air inhaled or exhaled during respiration
3. a single respiration or inhalation of air, etc

What does it mean when you dream about breath?

Many people have problems breathing during sleep, even if they do not have full-blown apnea, and this can be reflected in one’s dream life. If not an apnea symptom, holding one’s breath in a dream represent an expression of will, or repressing one’s anxieties or emotions. Breathing is also central to an unusually large number of idioms: “a breath of fresh air,” “a waste of breath,” “take your breath away,” “catch your breath,” “out of breath,” and the like, any one of which could find expression in one’s dreams.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Major Finding: Variation in the average power of tracheal breath sounds at different positions was able to predict the severity of obstructive sleep apnea with an approximate accuracy of 84%, with a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 80%.
A form containing a closed-set list of likely characterizations of breath sounds and various diagnoses was presented to the consulting physicians to complete at the time of the consultation (tables 1 and 2).
The mild fever and adventitious breath sounds suggest a potential pneumonia superimposed on the COPD.
The trachea was in the midline, and breath sounds were clear.
Auscultation will demonstrate breath sounds that are either diminished or absent over the atelectatic region signifying underventilation or lack of air entry.
By gentle rotation and an adjustment of catheter depth the point of maximal intensity of heart sounds, murmurs or breath sounds maybe determined.
Examination of the chest revealed decreased breath sounds in the right base.
To a lesser extent the same can be said of bronchial breath sounds and the relative acoustic silence of non-ventilated or poorly aerated zones.
The anterior chest was auscultated and apparently equal breath sounds were heard bilaterally.
Physical examination revealed reduced breath sounds in the right lung.
Findings on the physical examination were remarkable for wheezing and high-pitched inspiratory breath sounds over the trachea.