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Subject: What is the reason for yawning?

Date: Thu Apr 17 18:54:37 1997
Posted by Jacob Groopman M.D.
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Area of science: Medicine
ID: 861321277.Me
As a lung specialist, I don't believe the routine explanations because we do not
see patients with either hypoxia or carbon dioxide retention yawning nor is
atelectasis associated with yawning. I do know that pathological yawning has
been seen with brain tumors. 

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