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Breathalyzer

[breth′əlī′zər]
a trademark for a device that analyzes exhaled air. It is commonly used to test for blood alcohol levels; the test is based on the relationship between alcohol in the breath and alcohol in the blood circulating through the lungs. Also spelled Breathalyser.

breathalyzer

Public health A device used to detect alcohol on a suspected drunk driver's breath; see DWI.
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The ministry cited cases of drunken drivers getting behind the wheel and telling their superiors the smell of alcohol comes from perfume or that alcohol was detected by the breath analyzer because they had consumed energy drinks.
Before exposure to the first cigarette began, the smoker and nonsmoker each provided baseline breath samples by breathing unfiltered room air and exhaling via a standard disposable mouthpiece into the breath inlet of the real-time breath analyzer (30,40).
While there are no excuses for underage drinking, breath analyzers often malfunction because they are improperly calibrated or administered incorrectly, Schroeder said.
In addition to the Fenom PRO Point-of-Care Breath Analyzer, Spirometrix also is developing the Fenom HOME At-Home Breath Analyzer, the world's first handheld device designed to provide exhaled nitric oxide information to an asthmatic individual.
He said it is the LTO that must train traffic enforcers in using the breath analyzers, which they are also waiting for.
The MMDA chair suggested that local government units should also help the LTO in enforcing the law, noting that they also have funds for purchasing breath analyzers to be used in their respective areas.
However, if the driver fails any of the three tests, he/she will then be subjected to an alcohol breath analyzer test, where the LEO would determine the blood alcohol level of a person by testing his/her breath.
In an interview for state TV channel BNT, Tsvetanov suggested that Petkov take a breath analyzer test before making public appearances to ascertain his emotional condition and to prevent overexcitement on certain programs.
In a single exhaled breath, an individual can simply and cost-effectively monitor their rate of fat metabolism using the Kemeta palm-sized breath analyzer.
Drivers who pass all three tests will only be apprehended for their traffic offenses while those who fail any of the three will be subjected to the alcohol breath analyzer test, which accurately determines their blood alcohol concentration level.
In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Tolentino said he subjected all bus drivers there to undergo a breath analyzer test before they be allowed to travel.