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1. To prevent respiration by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.

2. Any obstruction of the oesophagus in herbivorous animals by a partly swallowed foreign body.

Origin: M.E. Choken, fr. O.E. Aceocian

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What are some reasons that prove adaptations are not designe

... surveys and backpacking are classic examples of lousy design. Another example is the fact that we breathe and eat via the same tube - easy to choke. But my favorite example is one that creationists, stupidly, used for a long time as an example of "design" - the vertebrate eye, especially ...

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What are some reasons that prove adaptations are not designe
Replies: 12
Views: 8443

Flaws of Life in a Tube

You want to prove your theory or what? Apparently not. You want to laugh at creationists? Dont choke on that fly while you do. It hasnt fully evolved yet and it hasnt learned not to fly into open mouths. I would appreciate if debate could return to this thread. Does ANYONE ...

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by Tomn
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
Replies: 41
Views: 48147


... it has all of the hairs and mucosa along with intolerable twists and turns is to clean the air we breath. Those who breath through the mouth and choke are simply breathing incorrectly. The fact that the epiglotus closes to prevent choking is an amazign fact in and of itself and suggesting it ...

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by Zenithar66
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
Replies: 63
Views: 47493

Pretty good article mith....

... the house manager to discuss any possible interactions for that meal. You serve the allergic guest their dish and watch in panic as they begin to choke. They aren't able to breathe and can't locate the epi pen in their pocket/purse. Congrats! You've just killed your guest. How did you do it? The ...

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by ladykat324
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2912029

An allergy response...

... areas). When this happens, your bronchial tubes become engorged with blood and they constrict. This cuts off your air supply and you in essence, choke to death. Because allergic reactions are so severe this effect can happen in minutes. This past year a girl in Canada who was severly allergic ...

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by ladykat324
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Allergy questions
Replies: 18
Views: 18026
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