inspiratory hold

inspiratory hold

either of two kinds of modification in an inhalation produced by intermittent positive-pressure breathing: (1) a pressure hold, in which a preset pressure is reached and held for a designated period, or (2) a volume hold, in which a predetermined volume is delivered and then held for a designated period.

inspiratory hold

A ventilating maneuver in which the delivered volume of gas is held in the lung for a while before expiration.
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This difference may reflect the fact that their intervention also included the 2 s inspiratory hold traditionally incorporated in 'manual hyperinflation'.
Inspiratory holds were performed every 8 hours for alveoli recruitment.
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