inspiratory capacity


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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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The Manual Diaphragm Release Technique improves diaphragmatic mobility, inspiratory capacity and exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised trial.
Kesten, "Improvement in resting inspiratory capacity and hyperinflation with tiotropium in COPD patients with increased static lung volumes," Chest, vol.
Inspiratory capacity, dynamic hyperinflation, breathlessness, and exercise performance during the 6-minute-walk test in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
There was a washout period of at least 30 minutes between the four interventions where participants rested so that heart rate, blood pressure, and inspiratory capacity returned to their initial pre-exercise level.
A restriction pattern of pulmonary function occurs, with reduced total lung capacity, increased residual volume and consequent reduction in inspiratory capacity and vital capacity (VC).
Effective inspiratory capacity and physical appropriateness are the principal ones.
"Studies have shown that people who have upper-body strength have better inspiratory capacity and later in life are less prone to pneumonia, a huge killer at hospitals and nursing homes."
This respiratory dysfunction is characterised by reduced inspiratory capacity and vital capacity.

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