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Related to inspiratory: expiratory, inspiratory capacity, inspiratory reserve volume, inspiratory stridor, inspiratory muscle training


1. Of, relating to, or used for the drawing in of air.
2. Intended or used to motivate or inspire: an inspiratory speech.


(ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ; -trɪ)
(Physiology) of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air


(ɪnˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

of or pertaining to inspiration or inhalation.
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Adj.1.inspiratory - pertaining to the drawing in phase of respiration


a. inspiratorio-a, rel a la inspiración;
___ capacitycapacidad ___;
___ reserve volumereserva de volumen ___;
___ stridorestridor ___.
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AEROSURE's mode of action is based on two well-established systems; these are inspiratory muscle training (IMT) effects and oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP).
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Bates and his colleagues monitored peak inspiratory pressures (PIP), pneumoperitoneum pressures, degrees of Trendelenburg, and other factors as 100 women underwent laparoscopic hysterectomies performed by a total of seven surgeons.
Abdominal muscle stimulation induced large expiratory volumes, and upper-chest stimulation induced large inspiratory volumes.
The ability to breathe through the nose over the next two hours was determined at 15-minute intervals using a mechanical device that measured Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow (PNIF).
Compared to older methods, these technologies also help to reduce the risk of lung injury from high inspiratory pressure and are more customized to patients with varying levels of complications.
Otolaryngologists/allergists utilize the inspiratory flow-volume portion of typical spirometry testing, whereas pulmonologists tend to concentrate on expiratory flow-volume results.
Instead of accepting the conventional wisdom that inspiratory muscle training has little value for people with cystic fibrosis, they asked questions about the characteristics of individual patients who might benefit from the intervention.
ASV automatically adapts the respiratory rate and level of inspiratory pressure to the patient's lung mechanics and offers a breath-by-breath adjustment of mechanical ventilation.
2001, 2002) have concluded that the stimulus for limb vasoconstriction was a cardiovascular reflex originating within the inspiratory muscles.
Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have examined how muscle fatigue in the inspiratory muscles can affect overall performance and found that swimmers are especially susceptible to inspiratory muscle fatigue (IMF).