Pronunciation: res'pi-ra'tor, -tor
- An apparatus for administering artificial respiration in cases of respiratory failure.
- An appliance fitting over the mouth and nose, used for the purpose of excluding dust, smoke, or other irritants, or of otherwise altering the air before it enters the respiratory passages.
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