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adjective as in breathing

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When Tyson Belanger, the director of Shady Oaks Assisted Living, heard about cases of a mysterious respiratory illness that had entirely shut down Wuhan, China, it reminded him of his days in the US Marine Corps.

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For example, loss of smell, called anosmia, can occur during infections with common cold-causing coronaviruses and other viruses that target the upper respiratory tract.

Well, it’s not like every person on earth can suddenly become an epidemiologist or a doctor or a respiratory expert and put all of their energy into that.

Air flowing from the air conditioning unit may have blown her respiratory droplets over to the table farthest from the AC unit.

Others had respiratory syncytial virus or cold-causing coronaviruses.

Within six days, however, the infant was admitted to a pediatric hospital with diarrhea, bluish skin, and respiratory failure.

An average of 200,000 will be sent to the hospital for respiratory and heart conditions illnesses associated with it.

Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.

This one, too, will go the way of all respiratory infections and sooner probably than later.

The hospital found hypothermia, respiratory problems and assumed a head injury.

An increase is also noted in the uric-acid diathesis and in diseases accompanied by respiratory insufficiency.

It is often present in the respiratory tract under normal conditions.

When the respiratory elements and fibre have not been separated, the sum of the two is given.

Owen says that the thymus appears in vertebrates with the establishment of the lung as the main or exclusive respiratory organ.

Until one stops to think of it, he does not realize the extent of the respiratory muscles.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to respiratory, such as: gasping, null, panting, and wheezing.

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