Lung volumes and capactities

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  • Lung volumes and capacities
    • Residual volume (RV)
      • amount of air left in the lungs after a maximal expiration (no change during exercise)
    • Inspiratory reserve volume (IRV)
      • maximal amount of air forcibly inspired in addition to tidal volume (decreases during exercise)
    • Vital capacity (VC)
      • maximal amount of air exhaled after a maximal inspiration (TV + IRV + ERV)
    • Tidal volume (TV)
      • amount of air breathed in or out per breath (increases during exercise)
    • Total lung capacity (TV)
      • vital capacity + residual volume (TV+IRV+ERV+RV)
    • Expiratory reserve volume (ERV)
      • maximal amount of air forcibly expired in addition to tidal volume (decreases during exercise)
    • Minute ventilation (Ve)
      • amount of air that is moved in and out of the lungs in one minute (ml. min-1)
      • Ve = frequency of breathing x tidal volume

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