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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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He had no breathing mechanism and he was on a ventilator for about 10 days.
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Focusing on developing a quality breathing mechanism can help your performance levels.
It's called apnoea and it's because a baby's breathing mechanism isn't mature at birth so very fast breaths follow a period without a breath.