inspiratory capacity


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Related to inspiratory capacity: inspiratory reserve volume, residual volume, expiratory reserve volume, total lung capacity

inspiratory capacity

[in′spī·rə‚tȯr·ē kə′pas·əd·ē]
(physiology)
Commencing from expiratory standstill, the maximum volume of gas which can be drawn into the lungs.
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A pilot study of two elderly participants without lung disease showed a between-intervention difference of 150 ml (SD 130) for inspiratory capacity.
This respiratory dysfunction is characterised by reduced inspiratory capacity and vital capacity.
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