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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 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.
However, the difference between study and control groups, concerning mouth breathing, was not significant, probably because of the high number of mouth breathing children in the healthy group.
Mouth breathing has been associated with structural changes in the face, known as 'adenoid facies'.
The most common combinations of complaints were subjective hearing loss with recurrent URTI (19%) and subjective hearing loss with mouth breathing and snoring (14%).
Snoring, sleep apnea, restless sleep, or mouth breathing are all features of an abnormal breathing pattern.
Also, exertion involves mouth breathing, allowing particles to bypass filters in the nose and deposit directly into the respiratory tract.
You should see your doctor when you or your child suffer the common symptoms of infected and enlarged tonsils and adenoids: recurrent sore throats, fever, chills, bad breath, nasal congestion or post-nasal drainage or obstruction, recurrent ear infections, mouth breathing, snoring, and sleep disturbances.
With rapid - mouth breathing, the cooler, drier air reaching the airways triggers the asthma response.
Mouth breathing during exercise bypasses the nasal passages, the body's natural air filter.
Animal was in shock and suffering from severe respiratory distress with open mouth breathing.
Mouth breathing influence the facial form, and is considered a predisposing factor to the development of the "long face syndrome" or "adenoid facies".
The relationship between excursion of the diaphragm and curvatures of the spinal column in mouth breathing children.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes Age-5 to 12 years, adenoid hypertrophy, h/o nasal obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, free from URTI for 3 weeks, persistent evidence of effusion on otoscopy and/or tympanogram with a persistent CHL, 3 months after adequate medical therapy (adequate medical therapy defined as therapy with appropriate antibiotics, systemic decongestants and NSAIDS).
Objective of the study was to investigate the relation between mouth breathing habit as an etiological factor causing orthodontic alterations in a sample of growing children.
Solution: Mouth breathing devices, including Chin-Up Strips (self-adhesive strips to prevent the mouth falling open) will help you to breathe through your nose.