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noun, plural: aspirations

(1) (physiology) The act or process of inhaling, i.e. breathing in of air.

(2) (psychology) The strong intent to achieve or accomplish, such as the desire to accomplish an ideal or value.

(3) (medicine) The drawing of a fluid or matter from the body.


Word origin: Latin spirare = to breathe

Related form(s): aspire (verb), aspirate (noun)

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... guess our colleagues doing human linguistic, cultural and social history would see this as an unnecessarily simplistic and ultimately misleading aspiration (see for instance [95]). Is it just our need to defend Darwinism from its politically powerful opponents that causes us to cling to it? Authors' ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: 5 best proofs of evolution

... such a poor designer. A few examples. In mammals the path of air into the lungs crosses the path for food into the stomache. This causes choking, aspiration pnumonia and just the annoying and uncomfortable getting food down the wrong tube. Poor design. The system in birds is far superior. Speaking ...

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Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 269304

Rehfuss tube and Ryle tube,,, I need a help please

... for each the following : 1- Rehfuss tube 2- Ryle tube These two tubes are used for gastric work (( by injecting them into the stomach and then aspiration the Gastric Contents )) So please if any one has a picture for each one of the two tubes ,, I'll be thankful ... your friend himmel (( Pharmacy ...

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by himmel
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Rehfuss tube and Ryle tube,,, I need a help please
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Test Questions - Please Help :):)

... d) hyperpnea e) apnea ____ 8.) Obstruciton of the trachea by a piece of food can lead to a) hemothorax b) pleurisy c) plumonary taponade d) aspiration pneumonia e) pneumothorax ____ 9.) Which one of the following is not true of lung cancer a) it is generally more prevelant in males than ...

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by webCHO
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Test Questions - Please Help :):)
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Diagnosis of thyroid nodule help

... physical changes over the next 3-6 months. (... and if changes are seen a repeat FNA (?) should be done) 3. "NOTE: The false negative rate of aspiration biopsy of the thyroid is in the range of 3-5% with its implications for continued follow-up." This part is a disclaimer that suggest ...

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by LilKim
Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Diagnosis of thyroid nodule help
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