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1. Synonym(s): respirator (2)
2. An apparatus for administering pharmacologically active agents by inhalation. Synonym(s): puffer
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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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2. The German name for the ocean sunfish is "schwimmender kopf, "which literally means "swimming head." The Polish name for sunfish is "samogAaAaAeAaAaAaAeA w," that translates to "head alone," as the body of the resembles a large fish head.
Dewar et al., "Ecology of the Ocean Sunfish, Mola mola, in the southern California Current System," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.
Release of this ocean sunfish by fishermen is a good omen and will helpful protection of other species and marine biodiversity in the future.
The Ocean Sunfish, reportedly weighing about half a tonne, was reeled in after a four-hour struggle by Eisa Saif Darwish, a fisherman from the Sha'am area, on Sunday.
This week, Vanessa the ocean sunfish was welcomed at the National Sealife Centre in Brindleyplace, where she will spend the winter in the ocean display, becoming the first live sunfish ever to be displayed in Britain, according to the curator, Mr Graham Burrows.
The ocean sunfish (mola mola), normally found from British Columbia to South America, is another regular.
"We were hoping to come across an ocean sunfish, known as a mola mola--or mola, for short," Richard explains.
Now, this formula might not work for ocean sunfish or needlefish, but for nearly all species of fairly normal configuration it is surprisingly accurate.
In a year where sharks and dolphins have been spotted off the coasts of Wales and giant ocean sunfish seen near Land's End, Welsh waters gained a new marine visitor - a rare yellowfin tuna.
Ocean sunfish, more commonly seen off the coasts of California, are the basking giants that have migrated to the Irish Sea this summer.
Editorial Note: The order Tetraodontoidea includes ocean sunfishes, porcupine fishes, and fugu, which are among the most poisonous of all marine life (1).
Pufferfishes belong to a group that includes the triggerfishes, boxfishes and ocean sunfishes. They have some of the most unusual teeth you're ever likely to see underwater.

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