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Inspiratory reserve volume

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Definition

noun

The maximal volume of additional gas that can be inhaled through forcible inspiration following a normal inspiration.


Supplement

The inspiratory reserve volume together with the tidal volume and the functional residual capacity makes up the total lung capacity.


Abbreviation: IRV

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