Definition of respiratory in English:


Syllabification: res·pi·ra·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈrespərəˌtôrē
, rəˈspīrəˌtôrē/


Of, relating to, or affecting respiration or the organs of respiration: respiratory disease
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  • We transferred the patient to the intensive care unit for respiratory and inotropic support.
  • Breathing problems are considered to be those that affect the respiratory system below the vocal cords.
  • A cough may also be caused by inflammation of the upper respiratory track due to a viral infection due to the common cold or flu.

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