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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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In July 2011, the Agriculture Ministry banned fishing, selling and consuming any of the seven species of puffer fish found in the Mediterranean Sea in decree 272/1, following several hospitalization cases of those who ate the fish.
It's great that the recipes we use can help keep the puffer going now.
The process is more intrusive than the puffer machines, but the machines take up much less space.
We propose characterizing this food poisoning syndrome as saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning (SPFP) to distinguish it from PFP, which is traditionally associated with tetrodotoxin, and from PSP caused by STXs in shellfish.
It will probably surprise many Americans to learn that during World War II, de-poisoned species of Atlantic Ocean puffers were marketed as "sea squab.
The difference, however, is that Puffer protects the confidentiality of your data with strong 256-bit AES encryption.
The FDA said in a statement that the people fell sick after eating puffer fish fillets cooked with boiled rice and porridge.
Puffer is president of Puffer PR Strategies, Promotions and Publishing, Guilford, Conn.
Japan imported nearly 1,700 metric tons (t) of fugu commonly known as blowfish, globefish, puffer, or swellfish), valued at $9.
Zurich, one of the largest underwriters of environmental insurance in North America, announces that two new regional managers have joined its North American Environmental team: Richard Calvert has been named manager for the South Central region, and Warren Puffer is the new manager for the Northwest region.
A PUFFER fish which became an international celebrity after being featured in a National Geographic magazine has a new home at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
Using underwater cameras, the team discovered the artist is a small puffer fish only a few inches in length that swims tirelessly through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures using the gesture of a single fin," the blog (http://www.