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Residual volume

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noun

The volume of gas that remains in the lungs following a maximal expiration.


Supplement

The residual air that remains in the lungs and are not expired. In unhealthy conditions such as asthma attack and diffuse obstructive emphysema, the residual volume is higher than normal.


Abbreviation: RV

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Measuring Lung capacity and volume

Instead of letting us know the figure.. what are the functions of measuring these stuff? e.g. residual, tidal, vital volumes.

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by pal00
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:08 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring Lung capacity and volume
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