Definition of ventilatory in English:

ventilatory

adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to or serving for the provision of air to the lungs or respiratory system.

    • ‘This model is designed to realistically simulate the mechanics of the adult ventilatory system.’
    • ‘A viral upper respiratory infection may impair the ventilatory function of the eustachian tube.’
    • ‘Patients with ankylosing spondylitis rarely if ever develop ventilatory failure without superimposed lung disease.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

ventilatory

/ˈvɛntɪləˌt(ə)ri/