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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We obtained the BCG data and frequency variation due to electromagnetic induction by our designed system when the target object is at normal breath state and holding breath state.
holding breath in cold water has shown a strong significant change in heart rate during 1st 15 second from an average of 108.97 to 81.77 with a difference of 27.2 and p <0.01.
Breath holding time was measured in seconds from the time of holding breath after deep inspiration till the breaking point of the held breath by using a stop watch.