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mouth breather

Someone who is dimwitted, foolish, or stupid; someone of low or stunted intelligence. Used as an insult. That bully is a such a mouth breather, I bet he has the IQ of a rock.
See also: breather, mouth

mouth-breather

n. a stupid-acting person. I always end up with a mouth-breather on a blind date.
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Regarding sex and respiratory mode, there was a higher prevalence of males in the group of mouth breathers (n = 18) and females in the nasal respirators group (n = 15).
Alterations in the oral cavity include hypotonia or labial hypertonia and alterations in the lingual mobility that can interfere in suctioning, swallowing and lip seal, contributing for children with this condition to become mouth breathers, causing difficulties when breastfeeding or bottle feeding (2).
Mouth breathers are more likely to have cerebral hypoxia or a reduced supply of oxygen to the brain.
Nose breathers, whose mouths were taped over during the consolidation period, showed increased odor recognition compared to mouth breathers, whose noses were clipped during consolidation.
- The CAA CLEAR-ALIGNER can also be used in mouth breathers or sleep apnea patients.
Its diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time and spirometer." According to Dr Hamad, asthmatics tend to breathe faster than people with normal lungs, and many also have a tendency to be mouth breathers. "This exposes the lung to cooler and drier air which is an asthma trigger.
Masks can go over the nose for mouth breathers while others go over the whole face.
We have patients that have orthodontic relapse, mouth breathers, [patients with] temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), and--my favorite to work with--thumb suckers."
However, mouth breathers won't benefit, nor will someone with a nasal allergy who has a blocked nose.
We had anticipated that mouth breathers would be more likely to have vocal symptoms because of the known drying effect of mouth breathing on the vocal folds, but they did not.
In the present study, all the patients exhibiting hypertrophic adenoids and tonsils were also mouth breathers.
Your cellphone will give you cancer, your laptop will make you sterile, your water bottle will hit three favorites--breast cancer, sperm count, and prostate cancer (among others)--and yet we remain sweaty, sport jacket-wearing mouth breathers who will be suddenly shocked when we turn paternal/maternal only to realize that our plumbing has been stripped out by homeless copper bandits.
However, these clinical signs have been queried, since not all individuals who presented them were predominantly mouth breathers, and this facial type could also be a congenital trait, not necessarily related to the breathing mode.
The arm can be fitted with a nasal cannula or reservoir cup for mouth breathers. An added feature is that the interface is reversible, in that the arm can be attached to either the right or left side, as the patient prefers.