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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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Nineteen professionals were evaluated as smokers by the measurement of carbon monoxide in the exhaled air (02 assistants, 14 technicians and 03 nurses).
The highest AUC values had measurements of nitric oxide in exhaled air, which indicates that the test has a higher diagnostic utility compared to spirometry assessment (especially in patients with normal values of FEV 1), examination of total IgE and evaluation eosinophilia in peripheral blood.
2006) in a two-bed hospital ward showed that the exhaled air could penetrate a longer distance horizontally under DV.
From a distance of several tens of meters mosquitoes detect CO2 which forms part of exhaled air by humans.
This has been the paradox of asthma diagnosis and management among medical personnel for decades, but recently it has become possible to assess airway inflammation by a simple noninvasive measurement to determine the amount of fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in the exhaled air of an asthmatic patient.
A puff of exhaled air could give an early warning of lung disease by changing a liquid into a gel, according to Anne McNeil and colleagues from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Another theory is that it can increase an infant's risk of "rebreathing" his or her own exhaled air, particularly if the infant is sleeping on a soft mattress or with bedding, stuffed toys, or a pillow near the face.
Nitric oxide is important in coordinating the immune response but in asthma patients, the concentration of nitric oxide in exhaled air is increased.
The sickness, first recognized in Italy in 1878, can be contracted from the faeces or exhaled air of infected birds.
Exhaled air however causes it to go opaque immediately.