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1. Synonym(s): respirator (2)
2. An apparatus for administering pharmacologically active agents by inhalation. Synonym(s): puffer


see tetraodontidae. Called also toadfish, a poisonous fish.

puffer fish poison

Patient discussion about puffer

Q. What happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Okay, when i was younger, around 7 or 8 years old, i couldn’t breathe for a while and my doctor told me to get a puffer. When I got my puffer, it didn’t help with the breathing. So now that I’m older I was wondering what happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Does it affect your lungs or anything??

A. There are side effects to any medication. So why using any unnecessary medication? The inhaler could have salbutamol which will cause tachycardia (heart racing) for nothing. That’s not really a good thing for long term use. Or it can have steroids, that is REALLY not good for you … so just refrain.

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The suez puffer were collected by commercial bottom trawlers at 24 to 50 meter depths in the Gulf of Iskenderun, northeastern Mediterranean Sea (36deg37' 830" E, 35deg38' 520" N; 36deg 33'717" E, 35deg 34'872" N; 36deg 33'360" E, 35deg 34'154" N; 36deg 30'946" E, 35deg 21'385" N) between August and December 2012.
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Puffer fish damage nets and impinge on fishermen's income with the professional fishermen in the Famagusta district previously protesting on what they said were unreasonable fishing quotas.
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The puffer machines were rushed into airports in the wake of two airplane bombings in Russia attributed to Chechnyan terrorists called the "Black Widows.
Mutley, a dog-faced puffer fish, has overindulged so much that he now struggles to move around.
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