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To aerate, or oxygenate, the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
Synonym(s): air (2)
[L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]


v. venti·lated, venti·lating, venti·lates
1. To admit or force fresh air into (a building or closed space, such as a mine) to replace stale or noxious air.
2. To circulate through and freshen: A sea breeze ventilated the rooms.
3. To provide with a vent, as for airing.
4. To expose (a substance) to the circulation of fresh air, as to retard spoilage.
5. To expose to public discussion or examination: The students ventilated their grievances.
6. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
7. To keep (a person or animal) breathing by artificial means.
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.


Etymology: L, ventilare, to fan
1 to provide with fresh air.
2 to provide the alveoli of the lungs with air from the atmosphere and to aerate or oxygenate blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
3 to open discussion of something, such as one's feelings. ventilatory, adj.


To aerate, or oxygenate, the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
Synonym(s): air (2) .
[L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]


To aerate, or oxygenate, blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
Synonym(s): air (2) .
[L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]

Patient discussion about ventilate

Q. Help her to breathe. My sixteen year old cousin (girl) who is wondering if she is suffering from asthma, anxiety or both. She is thin, healthy girl and have been very worried She have asthma and have been thinking about it constantly. When she exercise, she get more out of breath, more worn out, and her heart beats faster than other people. Sometimes her chest hurts, but people tell me that is from my chest muscles being worked. She get a little dizzy also. When she go to bed at night sometimes it seems hard to breathe. She can take a deep breath and everything but it seems hard or something. I know there isn't anything wrong with my heart because she had an EKG done recently and chest x-rays. That was fine. When it is hot humid and muggy outside she find it hard to breath. Do you think she have asthma. She don't have any coughing or any known wheezing. Could thinking about every breath she take seem like she have asthma? She really want to know and me too, what is going on! Please help her to breathe!!!!

A. PS--alcohol and cigarettes can cause this problem to(drugs)mrfoot56.

Q. What causes bad breath? I have bad breath for a long time. What causes it?

A. Here are some causes of bad breath:
A Dry mouth- Saliva helps cleanse and moisten your mouth. A dry mouth enables dead cells to accumulate on your tongue, gums and cheeks. These cells then decompose and cause odor. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep. It's what causes "morning breath." Dry mouth is even more of a problem if you sleep with your mouth open. Some medications as well as smoking can lead to a chronic dry mouth, as can a problem with your salivary glands.
Some Diseases can also cause bad breath- Chronic lung infections and lung abscesses can produce very foul-smelling breath. Other illnesses, such as some cancers and certain metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor. Kidney failure can cause a urine-like odor, and liver failure may cause an odor described as "fishy." People with uncontrolled diabetes often have a fruity breath odor. Chronic reflux of stomach acids from your stomach (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD)

Q. How to get rid of bad breath? My wife complains that I have bad breath. How can I get rid of it?

A. Consider that candida infection can make your breath worse. You might try cutting down on sugar and carbs.

"Bad breath can also be caused by a candida (yeast infection), you may have a constant white furry tongue. Look at cutting down your intake of sugars and processed foods, as well as those containing yeast. - Search for Anti-Candida diet on a search engine for more info"

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Conclusion: Patients with ventilated nasal packs were found to have better tolerance to nasal packs due to less nasal obstruction and sleep disturbance.
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Also the retrospective agreement with the choice to be mechanically ventilated coincided with the relative level of health the subject was currently experiencing.
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Over the years I have noticed that patients who recalled being paralyzed and ventilated consistently found the most terrifying part of the experience to be any time they did not know if anyone was at the bedside with them.
I say ventilation rather than regulation," he said, backing the idea of ventilated smoking booths.
Offices and public areas are naturally cross ventilated through the external facades, with the atrium acting as a supply and exhaust air volume.
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We conducted a study of 20 laryngectomized patients to determine if they could be adequately ventilated through two commonly used pediatric face masks--the Laerdal mask and the Ambu mask.