Residual air

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Definition

noun

The amount of air 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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