incentive spirometer


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in·cen·tive spi·rom·e·ter

(in-sen'tiv spī-rom'ĕ-tĕr)
A device used in bronchial hygiene therapy that provides the patient with visual or other feedback during efforts to achieve a predetermined respiratory flow or volume; useful in increasing inspiratory volume, improving inspiratory muscle performance, maintaining airway patency, and preventing or reversing atelectasis.

Incentive spirometer

A breathing device that provides feedback on performance to encourage deep breathing.
Mentioned in: Atelectasis
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