[in-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
of or relating to inspiration or inhalation.
of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air
inspiratory in·spi·ra·to·ry (ĭn-spīr’ə-tôr’ē)
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.
[in-spahyuh r] /ɪnˈspaɪər/ verb (used with object), inspired, inspiring. 1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers. 2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others. 3. to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust. […]