Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inspiratory - pertaining to the drawing in phase of respiration


a. inspiratorio-a, rel a la inspiración;
___ capacitycapacidad ___;
___ reserve volumereserva de volumen ___;
___ stridorestridor ___.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fin-swimmers need inspiratory power for sufficient inspiration.
In hypothyroidism, respiratory muscle weakness is present in both inspiratory and expiratory muscles both affects pulmonary functions accordingly.
Extra thoracic airflow turbulence produces inspiratory stridor while intrathoracic obstruction produces expiratory stridor.
It is a mode of ventilation controlled by tidal volume and respiratory frequency as constant parameters, with variable inspiratory pressures.
Tenders are invited for Automatic Resuscitator With Provision For Positive Pressure Ventilation Inspiratory Expiratory Flow Adjustment.
Objective: To assess diaphragm thickness and to assess its effect on inspiratory muscles' strength in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Propofol was administered to achieve and maintain a Ramsay score of 4, and the inspiratory pressure support was titrated to obtain a tidal volume (VT) of 6–8 ml/kg.
Effect of the Airmax[R] Internal Nasal Dilator on Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow, Aerobic Capacity and Rating of Perceived Exertion in Healthy Rugby Players.
As we know that inspiratory muscle fatigue can occur during exercise (11), It may be a contributing factor for higher RPE in fasting state.
One device has an inspiratory flow indicator that helps time the MDI's actuation with the patient's inspiratory flow and breath counting.
Hiccup (or hiccough) is a brief powerful inspiratory effort accompanied by closure of the glottis [1].
The purpose of the present study is to determine the presence of early and asymptomatic emphysema in current smokers using inspiratory and expiratory HRCT scan which goes undetected on chest radiography and spirometry.