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mouth-breathing

(used before a noun) Dimwitted, foolish, or stupid; of low or stunted intelligence. Maybe you wouldn't have failed the exam if you weren't such a mouth-breathing nincompoop! That mouth-breathing idiot Terry parked his car in my space again. That's the third time this month!
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The association of mouth breathing, dentofacial deformities, and upper airway obstruction has been explored in the orthodontic, otolaryngology, and maxillofacial surgery literature (24).
The tongue of a mouth breathing child sits low in their mouth and the normal pressures needed to develop the width of the upper palate are reduced or abnormal.
Mouth breathing was observed in 11 and 8 patients of the study and control groups respectively.
The survey revealed that mouth breathing impacts the quality of sleep (64 percent) nearly as much as stress (69 percent) -- the most common sleep deterrent.
12 cmH20 to trigger inspiratory flow, and that might be low enough to initiate flow even with mouth breathing.
Snoring, sleep apnea, restless sleep, or mouth breathing are all features of an abnormal breathing pattern.
A It sounds as if you are mouth breathing, so see your doctor and get your nose examined.
When she was 6 months old, she began to experience noisy respiration and mouth breathing, and she exhibited a right nasal mass that had enlarged slowly.
The inflammation of chronic sinusitis results in symptoms that include nasal congestion, mouth breathing, nasal discharge, and post-nasal drip.
A healthy 10-year-old girl came to our institution with a history of chronic mouth breathing, stridorous snoring, and recurrent sore throat.
Symptoms of inflammation caused by chronic sinusitis include nasal congestion, mouth breathing, nasal discharge, and post-nasal drip.
Restlessness and sleep apnea, mouth breathing, and even clucking sounds caused by an itchy mouth can all be caused by allergies.
A 35-year-old woman complained of snoring, mouth breathing, and a persistent right nasal discharge of 5 months' duration.
The inflammation of CS results in symptoms such as nasal congestion, mouth breathing, nasal discharge and post-nasal drip.