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asphyxiation

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The act of inducing asphyxia.

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choking

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1 Difficulty in breathing due to any interference of the airway causing partial or complete blockage. The condition may be due to internal causes, such as emotional disturbance...

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suffocation

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. cessation of breathing as a result of drowning, smothering, etc., leading to unconsciousness or death (see asphyxia).

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whooping cough

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An acute highly infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, primarily affecting infants and often occurring in epidemics. After an incubation period of 1–2...

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