Definition of Inhalation

1. Noun. The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing.

Exact synonyms: Aspiration, Breathing In, Inspiration, Intake
Group relationships: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Generic synonyms: Breath
Specialized synonyms: Gasp, Pant, Drag, Puff, Pull
Derivative terms: Aspirate, Inhale, Inhale, Inspire

2. Noun. A medication to be taken by inhaling it.
Exact synonyms: Inhalant
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Derivative terms: Inhale

Definition of Inhalation

1. n. The act of inhaling; also, that which is inhaled.

Definition of Inhalation

1. Noun. The act of inhaling ¹

2. Noun. The substance (medicament) which is inhaled. ¹

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Definition of Inhalation

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Medical Definition of Inhalation

1. The drawing of air or other substances into the lungs. Origin: L. Inhalatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inhalation

inhalation (current term)
inhalation anaesthesia
inhalation anaesthetic
inhalation analgesia
inhalation anesthesia
inhalation anesthetic
inhalation anthrax
inhalation exposure
inhalation general anaesthetic
inhalation general anesthetic
inhalation therapy
inhalational injury

Literary usage of Inhalation

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

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1915)
"He further says* that inhalation of either benzine or naphtha will cause mental depression, hallucinations, loss oi memory, blindness and multiple neuritis. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"He also speaks of the possibility of poisoning in the refining of naphtha from the inhalation of the vapor of the light oils, benzine and gasoline. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"It is evident that though the skin and eyes suffer from contact with this agent, and though death may result from injury in these ureas, inhalation and the ..."

4. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1847)
"Medical inhalation has been often directed to the amelioration of various pulmonary affections, with indifferent success. Instruments called inhalers were ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Any inhalation study that investigates environmental tobacco smoke, ETS, is considering a very complex entity. ETS contains numerous chemicals that are ..."

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