\ˈɪnspɪɹətəɹˌi], \ˈɪnspɪɹətəɹˌi], \ˈɪ_n_s_p_ɪ_ɹ_ə_t_ə_ɹ_ˌi]\
Definitions of INSPIRATORY
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
A name given to muscles, which, by their contraction, augment the size of the chest, and thus produce inspiration. The diaphragm and intercostal muscles are the chief agents of inspiration. In cases where deep inspirations are necessary, the action of these muscles is aided by the contraction of the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor, subclavius, serratus major anticus, scaleni, serratus posticus superior, etc. Most of these muscles become inspiratory, by taking their fixed point at the part which they ordinarily move, and elevating the ribs.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland