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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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"Our experts witnessed six accidents of inhaling lighter gas during the first half this year and it caused injuries," Captain Al Qasim said.
Mayor Criona Ni Dhalaigh added: "It is disturbing to hear that amongst the range of drugs being misused, people are inhaling butane to get a cheap high.
In 2010, Jordan McDowell, 13, from Newtonabbey, County Antrim, was found dead by her mother after inhaling helium from a balloon bought for her birthday.
In February, a Japanese broadcaster apologised to the family of a 12-year-old singer who was put in a coma after inhaling helium for the TV show.
Additionally, inhaling alcohol can lead to deadly alcohol poisoning more readily than sipping your drink.
Miss Clay told the inquest how they were soon inhaling every day and that the substance made her boyfriend quiet and prone to hallucinations.
Rhythmic Breathing and Flutter Kick: Using their hands as brackets against the pool wall, the students combine the head pivot with rhythmic breathing by inhaling for 3 counts and exhaling for 3 counts.
Graham Fanti, chief executive of ACAD, said inhaling alcohol was a form of 'solvent abuse for adults'.
"Huffing" refers to a safe method of Inhaling chemical flames, kidney damage.
Now German researchers led by Gerd Hamscher of the Hannover School of Veterinary Medicine have documented a new route of entry for veterinary drugs into the environment, and they cite a new potential risk for people who spend long periods inside enclosed animal buildings: inhaling residues of antibiotics in the dust in such buildings [EHP 111:1590-1594].
Pulmonary function tests conducted throughout the study suggest that inhaling a powdered form of insulin does not compromise respiratory function.
There have been numerous reports of life-threatening episodes after inhaling or ingesting baby powder.