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panting

[′pant·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
A series of pulsations resulting from repeated minor explosions in the furnace of a ship's boiler or from vibration of a ship's plating due to sea loads.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Panting can also be a symptom of many diseases and chronic illnesses.
Cardiovascular problems such as cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, heart murmurs, heartworms, hypertension (high blood pressure, often a secondary issue caused by another disease), pulmonary thromboembolism (blockage of a vessel by material carried through the blood stream), and congenital heart abnormalities all list aberrant panting as a symptom.
Atypical panting can also be an indictor of hematological problems that reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.
Diseases of the endocrine system often result in heavy unnatural panting. For example, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease) occurs when the dog's adrenal glands produce too much Cortisol.
* A fever often causes panting. When a cat's body temperature rises, he pants to rid himself of the excess heat.
* A bad cold can cause panting. "If cats can't breathe through their noses, they will breathe through their mouths, and may pant," says Dr.
* Polyps that obstruct the nasal passages can contribute to mouth-breathing and panting. Polyps are relatively easy to remove surgically.
* Hyperthyroidism can lead to secondary heart disease, which can cause panting.
Mrs Panting was staying with her daughter, Mrs Hilary Smith, who owns a shoe shop in Albrighton, while recuperating from a recent illness and the death of her husband.
Police say Mrs Panting, who lives in Bromborough, the Wirral, was taking a leisurely stroll alone in the village when the attack happened.
The spokesman said that the animals were believed to have escaped from a garden in Offoxey Lane about 75 yards away from where they pounced on Mrs Panting.
A woman who was driving past the scene saw Mrs Panting lying on the floor with the dogs surrounding her and called emergency services on her mobile phone.