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1. A device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or foul air.
2. Medicine A machine that supplies oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and air, used in artificial respiration to control or assist breathing. Also called respirator.

ven′ti·la·to′ry (vĕn′tl-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.ventilatory - provided with ventilation or involving pulmonary ventilation
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In addition, no patients had any additional requirements for ventilatory or nutritional support.
There is intensive training on the ventilator, including ventilatory modes, calculations for patient ventilation requirements, the physics and function of the ventilator, and patient respiratory and cardiovascular physiology.
He said ventilatory support was provided to the patients in case of need.
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These 'smart' ventilators are predicted to be able to integrate electronically with other bedside technology, effectively ventilate all patients in all settings, and carry closed-loop control on most aspects of ventilatory support, among other things2.
Many individuals with SCI develop respiratory compromise and require mechanical ventilatory support.
Because of the complexity of using exercise testing, imaging information regarding cardiac structure and function as well as ventilatory gas exchange measurements are used to detect small changes that reflect the functional capacity of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems.
Many of the patients with postoperative pulmonary complications require ventilatory support for a prolonged period, although it definitely helps in improving the outcome of the abdominal surgeries, but it adds to overall expenses.