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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Lung function was measured as inspiratory capacity and slow vital capacity in litres according to ATS/ERS taskforce guidelines (Miller et al 2005) with a portable automated spirometer (a).
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.