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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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Bernardi was "astonished to discover that each cycle of the rosary was completed in a single slow respiration lasting almost exactly 10 seconds.
A reading is more likely to slow respiration and lower body temperature than stimulate either.