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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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The lungs and mucous membranes are extremely sensitive to alcohol, Stratyner said, and inhaling alcoholic vapor may dry out the nasal passages and mouth, leaving users more vulnerable to infection.
Kickboard and Single Arm Movement: While holding onto the kickboard with an extended left arm, the student can now focus on actually combining the right arm pull with the head pivot and inhaling.
Currently, the Respiratory Toxicology Group is exploring the health effects of inhaling elemental mercury vapor.
In September 1998, the NAS placed the figure at 180, of which only 20 are stomach cancer cases attributed to drinking radon; the remainder result from inhaling evaporated water, particularly in showers and other areas where water is heated or agitated.
To test their concept, the investigators added insulin to ethanol and showed that rodents inhaling a mist of the mixture experienced a drop in blood sugar concentration.
Children who try to sound like their favorite cartoon characters by inhaling helium from balloon tanks - available for birthday parties and other social events - may be putting their lives in danger.
The patent describes methods of inhaling the vapors from 100% botanical essential oils to prevent, treat and cure colds and influenzas.
Because the compound causes blood vessels to dilate, enabling more blood to flow through them, researchers suspected that inhaling nitric oxide might help patients who were having trouble breathing.
The researchers speculated that inhaling low levels of this gas could lead to fertility problems in women eating a low-protein diet.
We developed the personal inhaler to provide an efficient and portable means of inhaling the vapors.
In 1987, Israeli researchers reported that three-fourths of the cold sufferers they had studied showed symptomatic improvement the day after inhaling hot steam.
Under the terms of the collaboration, Inhale will develop the formulation and be responsible for clinical and commercial manufacturing of the drug and inhaling device combination.