[in-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
- of or relating to inspiration or inhalation.
Origin of inspiratory
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For example, in the diaphragm we make voice by an eccentric action of the inspiratory muscles.
For when a solution of continuity occurs in the lungs, the inspiratory and expiratory forces fail.Gilbertus Anglicus</p>
Henry Ebenezer Handerson
First, a quick deep breath is taken by means of the inspiratory muscles.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
They embody disturbances of various functional acts, and may be subdivided into inspiratory and expiratory tics.Tics and Their Treatment
- of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air
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- Of, relating to, or used for the drawing in of air.
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