Meaning of inspiratory in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈspʌɪrət(ə)ri/


  • Relating to the act of breathing in.

    ‘As the resistive work of breathing rises, the inspiratory muscles must generate more force to offset the increase.’
    • ‘In order to minimize barotrauma short inspiratory times should be used along with minimal peak inspiratory and expiratory pressures.’
    • ‘Tracheal stenosis after intubation usually presents as shortness of breath and either or both inspiratory stridor and expiratory wheeze on exertion.’
    • ‘Although breath sounds on the left improved, inspiratory pressures and hemodynamics failed to improve.’
    • ‘Breathing against an inspiratory resistive load is known to produce increases in plasma cytokines.’