Definition of inspiratory in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈspīrəˌtôrē/


Relating to the act of breathing in.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: in·spir·a·to·ry

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