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RESPIRATION, Med. jur. Breathing, which consists of the drawing into, inhaling, or more technically, inspiring, atmospheric air into the lungs, and then: forcing out, expelling, or technically expiring, from the lungs the air therein. Chit. Med. Jur. 92 and 416, note n.

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A probable factor leading to decreased respiration might be declined expression of nuclear respiratory factor 1 (NRF-1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-[gamma] coactivator 1[alpha] (PGC-1[alpha]), which regulates mitochondrial biogenesis and the expression of several components of the ETC [39].
During the initial stages of a fever, the heat loss mechanism of the body does not perform as it should, which means there will be no drying of the mouth, decreased respiration rate, increase in pulse rate or diminished urine production at this stage.

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