maximum inspiratory pressure test

Pronunciation: (MAK-sih-mum in-SPY-ruh-TOR-ee PREH-sher…)

A test that measures the strength of the muscles used in breathing. A person inhales and exhales through a device called a manometer, and the pressures are recorded by a computer. Also called MIP test.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-10-21 Date last modified: 2007-02-01