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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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AirDuo Digihaler contains built-in sensors that detect when the inhaler is used and measure inspiratory flow rates.
Inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) was developed to build lung strength in postventilator patients, but preliminary research presented at the Experimental Biology conference in April suggests that it may do much more.
Preliminary results from a clinical trial of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), were presented at the Experimental Biology conference.
The study found low sensitivity and high specificity for inspiratory whoop (sensitivity, 29.8%; specificity, 79.5%) and posttussive vomiting (sensitivity, 32.5%; specificity, 77.7%).
This measures the maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP).
The overall activity of the inspiratory muscles can be evaluated by different invasive techniques.
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In order to select the device that is most appropriate for a particular patient, it is important to recognize that a patient's ability to use a device may be influenced by a range of factors, including age, ethnicity, dexterity, and inspiratory capacity.
Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) with linear pressure loading devices is the major current therapeutic expectation in the quest for ventilator independence.
They assessed the influence of airway geometry and respiratory mechanics evolution on inspiratory and expiratory airflow dynamics and showed fundamental differences of the airflow characteristics among the age groups.
In hypothyroidism, respiratory muscle weakness is present in both inspiratory and expiratory muscles both affects pulmonary functions accordingly.