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What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

God's organ: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs to perform this exchange. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I thank my 10 month old swallowed a penny but wasn't choking and is breathing fine what shod I do ?

I thank my 10 month old swallowed a penny but wasn't choking and is breathing fine what shod I do ?

Ingestion: A Penny will generally pass the 3 most areas of the esophagus. If there is any trouble breathing, talking or color change, yell for help and call 911. If he or she seems fine observe her carefully and by pushing fluids and fiber in her diet, the penny may soon appear. All the best. ...Read more

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I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

Unlikely: A choking episode attempts to avoid material from going into your lungs. Forceful coughing and a flap called the epiglottis protect your lungs. If after recovering from the choking episode, you have any difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or wheezing you should be evaluated in the ER. ...Read more

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My husband has been waking up in the middle of the night choking and saying he felt like he wasnt breathing, any ideas as to what is going on?

My husband has been waking up in the middle of the night choking and saying he felt like he wasnt breathing, any ideas as to what is going on?

Sleep apnea?: Your husband may have obstructive sleep apea - a condition commonly associated with snoring, and waking up gasping during sleep. The loose tissues of the back of the throat relax, and create a partial obstruction to the flow of oxygen. Over time, this can result in increased risks of high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, etc. But it's easily diagnosed in a sleep lab, and treatable with cpap. ...Read more

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Drank water last night and the last gulp felt like it went down wrong pipe and I started choking/coughing. Could I have woke up with water in lungs?

Drank water last night and the last gulp felt like it went down wrong pipe and I started choking/coughing. Could I have woke up with water in lungs?

Yes.: But no worries it's just water and should be able to cough it up. When anything but air gets into the lung it's called aspiration and a frequent problem with acid reflux and stroke patients and can lead to pneumonia or chemical destruction of the lung tissue. You should be fine. If cough remains persistent or you develop other symptoms go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Continual intermittent fluttering feeling near larynx causing feeling of shallow breathing & choking. Lasts seconds.

Continual intermittent fluttering feeling near larynx causing feeling of shallow breathing & choking. Lasts seconds.

It is either...: ...Continuous or intermittent. Can't be both. From your description, you are either experiencing reflux that effects your breathing, or anxiety. If it's reflux, there are many ways to help including medicine and dietary changes. If it's anxiety, that's more complicated. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Lungs And Breathing (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs ...Read more