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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the mouth and the nose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the mouth and the nose.


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  • Waterboarding, as done by the CIA, as reverse-engineered from SERE training, does indeed fill the oronasal passages with water, causing asphyxiation as the waterboard-ee is unable to inspire.

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  • (CHEST 2006; 130: 822 - 826) Key words: aerosol; airborne; airflow; hospital-acquired; infection; infection control; nosocomial; oxygen mask; transmission; visualization Abbreviations: CoV coronavirus; HPS human patient simulator; SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome P atientsrequire supplemental oxygen viapneumonia often admitted to the hospital with nasal can - infection, breathing with the aid of an oxygen mask that is supplying oxygen at a flow rate of up to 10 nula or oronasal masks.

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  • If water weren’t actually filling the oronasal passages, how could this happen?

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