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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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Severe bronchospasm causes extremely labored respiration and is life threatening.
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The patient's cough worsened; she had a fever of 102.2[degrees] F (39[degrees] C) and labored respirations that required rehospitalization and mechanical ventilation.