Measuring lung capacity

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  • Components of lung volume
    • Tidal volume
      • Volume of air that moves in and out of the lungs per resting breath
    • Vital capacity
      • Volume of air that can be breathed in when the strongest possible exhalation is followed by the deepest possible intake of breath
    • Inspiratory reserve volume
      • The amount of air you can breathe in over and above normal inhalation
    • Expiratory reserve volume
      • Extra amount of air you can force over and above the normal tidal volume of air you breath out.
    • Residual volume
      • The amount of air left in your lungs when you have exhaled as hard as possible
    • Total lung capacity
      • Vital capacity+residual volume


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