Definition of ventilatory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈven(t)ələˌtôrē/


Relating to or serving for the provision of air to the lungs or respiratory system.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ven·ti·la·to·ry

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