American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, used in, or affecting respiration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or serving for respiration.
- Internal, the phrenic nerve.
- An orifice, generally at the end of a tubular process, through which some aquatic larvæ, or larvæ living in putrescent matter, under the skin of animals, etc., obtain air.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to respiration; serving for respiration
- adj. pertaining to respiration
- respire + -atory (Wiktionary)
“And that tells us that he had what we call a respiratory arrest first, not a heart attack or his heart stopping first.”
“Quarantine is something that you can use for certain infectious agents, even those transported by what we call the respiratory route or the breathing route, like smallpox or even SARS, that are much less infectious.”
“And if you can't get vaccinated, then what you need to do is practice what we call respiratory hygiene or respiratory etiquette -- washing your hands, don't touch your face, nose or eyes.”
“The wastes and fumes emanating from these intensive operations are so concentrated that nearby human communities commonly have substantial increases in respiratory illnesses such as asthma.”
“The pulmonary function technologist (PF tech) is certified or registered after successful completion of examinations in respiratory therapy and pulmonary function technology.”
“A physician who specializes in respiratory (lung) conditions, including asthma.”
“He likened the response to previous toxic waste disasters and the World Trade Center cleanup, which left workers with long-term respiratory problems despite repeated official claims that workers did not need respirators because the working conditions were safe.”
“One piece of good news is that the air quality is improving now that the hole is plugged, and we're hoping that there will be no long-term respiratory effects, but it's too soon to know that for sure.”
“Their tiny chest cages cause constriction, resulting in respiratory distress.”
“Thankfully, advances in care have increased the survival rates of even very premature babies and have greatly reduced the long-term respiratory and neurological problems experienced by premature babies born just a decade ago.”
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