Monitoring the Lungs

key words for the activity of the lungs

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  • Created on: 01-05-09 11:50


breathing in

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Breathing out

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Breathing rate

number of breaths taken per minute when resting

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Peak expiratory flow

how fast a person can breathe out

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Tidal volume

the volume of air moved in or out of the lungs during normal relaxed breathing

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vital capacity

the total amount of air that can be expired after a maximum inhalation

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expiratory reserve volume

the additional air that can be forcibly expired after a normal breath

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inspiratory reserve volume

the extra air that can be inhaled at the end of a normal breath when maximum effort is made

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a device used to measure breathing rate and the amount of air breathed in and out over a specified time

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