inhalation
noun Date: circa 1623 1. the act or an instance of inhaling 2. material (as medication) to be taken in by inhaling • inhalational adjective

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  • Inhalation — Inhalation …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • inhalation — [ inalasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1760; bas lat. inhalatio ♦ Méd. Absorption par les voies respiratoires (de gaz, de vapeurs). ⇒ aspiration, inspiration, respiration. Inhalation d éther, de chloroforme, en vue de provoquer l anesthésie. L inhalation de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inhalation — In ha*la tion, n. [Cf. F. inhalation.] The act of inhaling; also, that which is inhaled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inhalation — (v. lat.), 1) das Einathmen; 2) künstliches Einathmen von Dämpfen, Gasarten etc. zu einem Heilzweck (Inhalationscur); 3) das Vermögen der Haut, auch der Lungenoberfläche (bei Pflanzen der Blätter), luftartige Stoffe, bes. Feuchtigkeiten, in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inhalation — (lat.), Einatmung; besonders von Dämpfen und Gasen (z. B. Sauerstoff) zu therapeutischen Zwecken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inhalation — (lat.), Einatmung. Inhalationskur, Inhalationstherapie, methodische Einatmung von Salzen, Arzneistoffen, auch Gasen, entweder unmittelbar im Dunst von Gradierwerken, Gasanstalten, Räucherungen, oder unter Anwendung von Zerstäubungsapparaten, die… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inhalation — Inhalation, lat. dtsch., Einhauchung; Einathmung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inhalation — 1620s, noun of action from pp. stem of L. inhalare (see INHALE (Cf. inhale)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhalation — [in΄hə lā′shən] n. [< pp. of L inhalare] 1. the act of inhaling 2. INHALANT …   English World dictionary

  • Inhalation — Inhale redirects here. For other uses, see Inhale (disambiguation). Inhalation (also known as inspiration) is the movement of air from the external environment, through the air ways, and into the alveoli. Inhalation begins with the onset of… …   Wikipedia

  • inhalation — [[t]ɪnhəle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] inhalations 1) N VAR Inhalation is the process or act of breathing in, taking air and sometimes other substances into your lungs. [FORMAL] ...a complete cycle of inhalation and exhalation... Passengers suffering from smoke… …   English dictionary

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