Inhalation

(redirected from inhale)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

inhalation

[‚in·ə′lā·shən]
(physiology)
The process of breathing in.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Inhalation

 

a method of introducing medicinal substances into the body by means of inhaling. The medicinal substances are used in the form of vapor, gas, or aerosols (fumes and aqueous or oily mist). Special inhalers create the proper degree of disintegration of substances (the smaller the particles, the deeper they penetrate into the respiratory tract); the steam or compressed air draws the medicine into its stream and atomizes it. The medicinal substance enters the respiratory tract through a cone or mask that covers the nose and mouth. The temperature of the inhaled vapor is about 45°C. Inhalers may be stationary or portable.

Alkalis, dissolved sulfamide preparations, antibiotics, and other medications are introduced by the inhalation method. Inhalation is prescribed predominantly in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory organs. Oily inhalation (most often of vegetable oil with menthol) is used for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes; a thin, oily film is formed on the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, which inhibits absorption of various toxic substances and promotes their expectoration. Inhalatoriums are created to provide inhalation procedures for large groups (for example, workers in chemical and cement plants, miners). Inhalation of medicinal substances is called artificial inhalation, and breathing healthful sea, forest, or mountain air is called natural inhalation.

REFERENCE

Eidel’shtein, S. I. Osnovy aerozol’terapii. Moscow, 1967.

M. M. FILJPPOV

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
During the past year, with the addition of Shearwater and Bradford Particle Design Ltd as well as the signing of new collaborations, Inhale expanded its announced collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies from four to 19 announced collaborations and now has relationships with 14 of the 15 largest companies.
"Inhale has been very pleased with the performance of the PulmoSpheres technology for inhaled products.
Inhale's pulmonary delivery system administers fine, dry aerosol powders to the deep lung.
"The liver is what metabolizes alcohol, but when you inhale it, it goes directly from the lungs to the brain," he said.
Inhale also announced the completion of a build-to-suit lease transaction involving property purchased by the company two years ago across the street from its current headquarters facility.
"The next time one inhales butane from a container it may be the last time they do anything."
The scientists then estimated the amount of exhaust particles that passengers would inhale.
Inhale. Bring your arms up over your head, palms together.
He added that people may also be able to inhale alcohol for 20 minutes, get drunk, drive and still be able to pass a police breathalyser test as alcohol levels in the blood remained very low.
Let the breath move down into your stomach and out into your chest on the inhale, then opening your mouth wide and completely emptying your lungs on the exhale.
Inhale also announced the appointment of Brigid Makes as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.