inhalation inhalation  /ɪ nə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
  2. (n) a medication to be taken by inhaling it

Usage(s):

  1. Everybody is worried about smoke inhalation; they are all corralled in the northwest corner of the floor because it has the least smoke.
  2. Everybody is worried about smoke inhalation; they are all corralled in the northwest corner of the floor because it has the least smoke.
  3. He had taken two nonlethal bullets in his lower extremities, only to perish of smoke inhalation.

News

  1. Laughing Gas Sedation Not Linked To Heart Attacks: Study

    Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a widely used inhalation anesthetic agent in the United States. In recent years, questions have been raised concerning its safety - with some studies suggesting that the nitrous oxide anesthesia may raise the risk of a heart attack during and after surgery. But a new study suggests that the nitrous oxide sedation fears may be unfounded.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: RTT News

  2. Eight Injured In Fire At S.F. General Construction Site

    A one-alarm fire broke out this morning inside an elevator shaft at San Francisco General Hospital, leaving seven construction workers and one firefighter with minor injuries and smoke inhalation. [ more › ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SFist

  3. Apartment building burns in Hancock Co.

    A firefighter suffered smoke inhalation Tuesday afternoon while fighting a fire at an apartment building in Hancock County. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

Quotes

  1. "Clearly, we are on a slippery slope here. Already there are people saying injection sites are not enough, that government should give out heroin for free. Others are now calling for 'inhalation rooms' for people who smoke their drugs," Clement...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Tony Clement Source: Canada.com

  2. "We have stockpiled millions of doses of antibiotics -- enough to meet the needs of several large cities. But terrorists attack without warning, and many people could fall ill from inhalation anthrax before we get them the stockpiled drugs,"...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Mike Leavitt Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. Former Allegheny County coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht, who performed the autopsies Sunday at his private firm in Pittsburgh, said the victims "died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, inhalation of smoke and thermal burn injury."
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Cyril Wecht Source: Centre Daily Times

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