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Ventilate

Definition

verb

(1) (physiology) To oxygenate, especially blood in pulmonary capillaries

(2) (medicine) To assist breathing

(3) (psychiatry) To express feelings openly

(4) (general) To aerate


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Word origin: Latin ventilāre (to fan)

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Shallow Water Drowning

Shallow Water Drowning is (for the non scuba divers/snorklers among us) when you hyper-hyper ventilate before taking a deep breathe and submerging. What happens then is (this is the boring bit) that there is so little CO2 in your blood that your brain thinks (because ...

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by Morlaf
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Shallow Water Drowning
Replies: 7
Views: 5114

Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... and change your sheets daily and wash them. Buy yourself a steam cleaner for your carpets. I always used ammonia in mine, but you really have to ventilate. I do suggest kleen-free-- one person said don't bother with it, but it worked well for me. You can put it in a soothing bath, spray your ...

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by stillsuffering
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:01 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 40
Views: 104555

Can somebody answer my question???????

... state" like Dr Stein said where they lower their metabolism, but not like the sleep we do, because they would need to keep their gills ventilated right? and i know not all of them are able to ventilate them by just flappnig their gills.

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by nugget
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:23 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can somebody answer my question???????
Replies: 9
Views: 3761

Why do we smell after a sleep?

I said that you don't necessarilly ventilate more during the day. And my opinion is that smelly substances are not volatile at all

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by MrMistery
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do we smell after a sleep?
Replies: 31
Views: 36130

Why do we smell after a sleep?

... a shower, the water will evaporate, but the smelly substances will not. What about when it is cold outside and we have more clothes... we don't ventilate then.. Plus during sleep our blood vessils are wider=>lower temperature=>less sweating. My theory is that when you sleep you do sweat, ...

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by MrMistery
Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do we smell after a sleep?
Replies: 31
Views: 36130


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