Definition of ventilatory in English:


Syllabification: ven·ti·la·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈventələˌtôrē


  • Of, relating to, or serving for the provision of air to the lungs or respiratory system.
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    • Sepsis can produce ventilatory failure because of respiratory muscle dysfunction and increased metabolic demands.
    • Thus, the ventilatory control system rapidly employs a variety of compensatory mechanisms in the service of its ultimate function.
    • Patients with ankylosing spondylitis rarely if ever develop ventilatory failure without superimposed lung disease.

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