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  Wheeze



Wheeze

   A whistling or squeaky breathing sound caused by the narrowing (constriction) or blocking of the airway.

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Breathing
The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction, and then exhaled due to muscle relaxation.

Blocking
A sudden obstruction or interruption in spontaneous flow of thinking or speaking, perceived as an absence or deprivation of thought.

Airway
The passage by which air enters and exits the lungs.



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Wheeling Hospital
Wheeling Hospital is a hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia (USA).

Wheezing
Whistling sound heard when someone breaths out or in due to secretions in the larger airways or airways narrowed by mucus, bronchospasm or tumor.



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