ventilatory

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adjective ven·ti·la·to·ry \ ˈven-tə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of ventilatory

:of, relating to, or provided with ventilation
  • ventilatory capacity of the lung

Origin and Etymology of ventilatory


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ventilatory

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adjective ven·ti·la·to·ry \ ˈvent-ᵊl-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of ventilatory

:of, relating to, or provided with ventilation
  • ventilatory support
  • no further decrement in ventilatory function
  • —A. R. Morton

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