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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


To aerate, or oxygenate, blood in the pulmonary capillaries.
Synonym(s): air (2) .
[L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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.

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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.
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Results: Mean nasal obstruction with ventilated nasal pack was 45.62 +- 6.17 and with Vaseline nasal pack was 77.67 +- 4.85 which was statistically significant (p=0.001) in both the groups.
This study was conducted in a Tertiary Care ICU, a total of 71 patients were studied and all patients were between the age group of 18-70 years and were mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours.
The median age of ventilated patients were 3 years (IQR 6 months to 74 months) and most of them were male 59.6% (183/307).
The sensors that were used to measure the outdoor environmental parameters were deployed in the roof of the ventilated PV wall.
Coker, said, 'The expansion of our heated and ventilated seat system on the Hyundai Sonata in the Chinese market is an endorsement of the interest in these systems by automotive manufacturers and consumers alike.
Also the retrospective agreement with the choice to be mechanically ventilated coincided with the relative level of health the subject was currently experiencing.
One possible explanation for this is that the IPAP has ventilated the alveoli still expanded by air and removed the nitrogen, having replaced the alveolar air with oxygen, so the capillaries can now absorb the alveolar gas and completely collapse the alveoli.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended that the head of the bed of mechanically ventilated patients be elevated to between 30[degrees] and 45[degrees] to decrease the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Compliance with this recommendation may be affected by nurses' knowledge of the recommendation and their accuracy in estimating the backrest elevation.
StoQuik Silver NExT-Ventilated Cement Board Stucco is a high impact moisture resistant, drained, ventilated exterior wall finish system that incorporates a superior waterproofing air barrier, a cement board substrate, reinforced base coat and polymer-based exterior finish.
Medical students, housewives whose children had flown the nest, and others were hired for a modest fee to be with ventilated patients so they would not feel alone.
As public opinion moves increasingly in favour of a total ban, Mr Etherington has spoken out in opposition saying pubs and private members' clubs should provide specially-designed well- ventilated smoking booths instead of treating smokers as the `sacrificial lamb'.
Offices and public areas are naturally cross ventilated through the external facades, with the atrium acting as a supply and exhaust air volume.