Definition of Expiratory

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration.

Partainyms: Expiration
Derivative terms: Expire



Definition of Expiratory

1. a. Pertaining to, or employed in, the expiration or emission of air from the lungs; as, the expiratory muscles.

Definition of Expiratory

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to expiration ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expiratory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Expiratory

1. Pertaining to, or employed in, the expiration or emission of air from the lungs; as, the expiratory muscles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Expiratory

expiator
expiatorious
expiators
expiatory
expidite
expidited
expidites
expiditing
expilator
expilators
expirable
expirant
expirants
expiration
expirations
expiratory (current term)
expiratory centre
expiratory dyspnea
expiratory reserve volume
expiratory resistance
expiratory stridor
expire
expired
expired gas
expiree
expirees
expirer
expirers
expires
expirest

Literary usage of Expiratory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"We said just now " the action of the centre ; " but the respiratory centre is a double one ; it gives rise to inspiratory and to expiratory efferent ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1852)
"In pursuing this investigation, be careful not to confound the inspiratory and expiratory movements with the inspiratory and expiratory murmurs. ..."

3. A text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1879)
"Many writers regard the standstill which is produced by stimulation of the superior laryngeal nerve as an expiratory effect, and indeed frequently speak of ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"... is overcome by supplying the force denied, for without sufficient expiratory force condensation cannot be effected ; but expiration is effected to a ..."

5. Auscultation and Percussion: Together with the Other Methods of Physical by Samuel Jones Gee (1907)
"In this condition the expiratory movement is exceedingly laborious and prolonged. expiratory dyspnoea occurs whenever the lungs are over-distended with air ..."

6. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"i thus establish an exciting electric current which affects expiratory fibres. If the strength of the current be increased, these effects give place to ..."

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