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Glossary: maximum inspiratory pressure test, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

maximum inspiratory pressure test

(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.