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.
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