Of or pertaining to inspiration (in all senses)

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  • Inspiratory — In*spir a*to*ry, a. Pertaining to, or aiding, inspiration; as, the inspiratory muscles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inspiratory — [in spīr′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [< L inspiratus, pp. of inspirare (see INSPIRE) + ORY] of, for, or characterized by inspiration, or inhalation …   English World dictionary

  • inspiratory — Relating to or timed during inhalation. * * * in·spi·ra·to·ry in spī rə .tōr ē, in(t) sp(ə )rə , .tȯr adj of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration <inspiratory muscles> <the inspiratory whoop of whooping cough> …   Medical dictionary

  • inspiratory capacity — n the total amount of air that can be drawn into the lungs after normal expiration * * * the volume of gas that can be taken into the lungs on a full inhalation, starting from the functional residual capacity; it is equal to the tidal volume plus …   Medical dictionary

  • inspiratory reserve volume — n the maximal amount of additional air that can be drawn into the lungs by determined effort after normal inspiration compare EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME * * * (IRV) the maximal amount of gas that can be inhaled from the end inspiratory position …   Medical dictionary

  • inspiratory-expiratory ratio — the ratio of the inspiratory time to the expiratory time during the breathing cycle. Normally, expiratory time is longer than inspiratory time; if the inspiratory time is longer than the expiratory time, gas trapping may result …   Medical dictionary

  • inspiratory — adjective Date: 1773 of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inspiratory — /in spuyeur euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. of or pertaining to inspiration or inhalation. [1765 75; < L inspirat(us) ptp. of inspirare (see INSPIRE, ATE1) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • inspiratory — in·spir·a·to·ry || ɪn spaɪərÉ™tÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. of inspiration, inspirational; characterized by inspiration; of inhalation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inspiratory — in·spir·a·to·ry …   English syllables

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