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puffer fish

 [puf´er fish]
any of several species of marine fish of genera Fugu, Sphaeroides, Tetraodon, and others, which when disturbed can inflate themselves to a spherical shape. Their flesh contains tetrodotoxin and can cause fatal tetrodotoxism.
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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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Habitos alimenticios de Sphoeroides testudineus (Perciformes: Tetraodontidae) en el sistema lagunar de Ria Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico.
FAMILIA Scombridae 79 Euthynnus lineatus FAMILIA Scorpaenidae 80 Scorpaena mystes FAMILIA Serranidae 81 Alphestes immaculatus 82 Alphestes multiguttatus 83 Cephalopholis panamensis 84 Epinephelus labriformis 85 Paranthias colonus 86 Rypticus nigripinnis 87 Serranus psittacinus FAMILIA Sparidae 88 Calamus brachysomus FAMILIA Synodonthidae 89 Synodus lacertinus FAMILIA Tetraodontidae 90 Arothron hispidus 91 Arothron meleagris 92 Canthigaster punctatissima 93 Sphoeroides lobatus FAMILIA Zanclidae 94 Zanclus cornutus
Family (14) Species (23) (1) Mormyridae 1-Mormyrus caschive 2-Mormyrus bebe 3-Mormyrus cyprinoids (2) Mochokidae 1-Synodontis schall (3) Bagridae 1-Bagrus bayad 2-Bagrus domac 3-Chrysichthys auratus 4-Auchenoglanis occidentals (4) characidae 1-Alestes dentex 2-Hydrocynus forskalli 3-Alestes nurse (5) Citharinidae 1-Disticodus niloticus (6) Schilbeidae 1-Schilbe mystus (7) Cyprinidae 1-labeo niloticus 2-Labeo horii 3-Barbus bynii (8) Cichlidae 1-Oreochromis niloticus (9) Clariidae 1-Clarias lazera (10) Protopteridae 1-Protopterus aethiopicus (11) Centropomidae 1-Lates niloticus (12) Tetraodontidae 1-Tetraodon lineatus (13)Malapteroidae Malapteroidae 1-Malapterurus electricus (14) Osteoglossidae 1-Heterotis niloticus Table 2: Showed fish production in months of summer 2014.
Bunch.), bidbid, bonito, buan-buan, buguing, bungayngay, buteteng saguing (Spheroides lunaris, Bleck et Schn.), butete (Tetraodontidae), cabasi, corvina, dangat, dorado, espada, guno, garropa o mero, hasa-hasa (Scomber japonicus, Houttuyn), iso, kabayo-kabayohan (Gasterotakeus), kalaso, kanduli, kapalo, kitang, lapo-lapo (Epinephelus merra, Bloch), lawin, lenguado o dapa, mamali, martinico, maya-maya, moong, mumul, molmol, mulmul, pagui, pating, rodaballo, sakutin, samaral, saramollette, siliw, suwagan, sumbilang, sunog, talakitok o caballa del pais (Carangidae), talakitok o caballa (Caranx sexfasciatus, Quoy et Gaimard), talang-talang, tangingue, and tulisan.
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