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ventilatory

Line breaks: ven¦ti|la¦tory
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛntɪləˌt(ə)ri
 
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Definition of ventilatory in English:

adjective

Physiology
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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