a device for drawing in or injecting a vapour, liquid, etc Also called injector
[in-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. of or relating to inspiration or inhalation. /ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air inspiratory in·spi·ra·to·ry (ĭn-spīr’ə-tôr’ē) adj. Of, relating to, or used for the drawing in of air.
- Inspiratory capacity
inspiratory capacity n. The volume of air that can be inhaled after normal inspiration. Also called complementary air.
- Inspiratory reserve volume
inspiratory reserve volume n. Abbr. IRV The maximal volume of air that can be inhaled after a normal inspiration. Also called complemental air.
- Inspiratory stridor
inspiratory stridor n. A crowing sound during the inspiratory phase of respiration during general anesthesia due to relaxation of the laryngeal muscles.