Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies


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DocM

Interesting...

 

https://phys.org/news/2021-05-mammals-anus-emergencies.html

 

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Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies

 

Rodents and pigs share with certain aquatic organisms the ability to use their intestines for respiration, finds a study publishing May 14th in the journal Med. The researchers demonstrated that the delivery of oxygen gas or oxygenated liquid through the rectum provided vital rescue to two mammalian models of respiratory failure.

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In the new study, Takebe and his collaborators provide evidence for intestinal breathing in rats, mice, and pigs. 

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Because the intestinal gas ventilation system requires abrasion of the intestinal muscosa, it is unlikely to be clinically feasible, especially in severely ill patients—so the researchers also developed a liquid-based alternative using oxygenated perfluorochemicals. These chemicals have already been shown clinically to be biocompatible and safe in humans.

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+Dick Montage
1 hour ago, DocM said:

Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies

OK, but I fail to see how this helps me when I've got 1000 computers to restore thanks to ransomware...

 

Oh, not that type of emergency, I see!

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