Lung Capacity

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Tidal Volume
the volume of air breathed in and out when at rest. approximately 0.5dm3 and suplies the body with enough oxygen for its resting needs while removing CO2 to maintain a safe level
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Vital Capacity
the largest volume of air that can be moved into and out of the lungs in any 1 breath. Approximately 5dm3 but varies between gender, size and age. (regular exercise = larger)
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Residual Volume
volume of air that always remains in the lungs, even after the biggest possible exhalation
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Dead Space
the air in bronchioles, bronchi and trachea - there is no gas exchange between this air and blood
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Inspiratory Reserve Volume
how much more air can be breathed in over the tidal volume when you take a deep breath - used when exercising
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Expiratory Reserve Volume
how much more air can be breathed out above the amount breathed in a tidal volume
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the largest volume of air that can be moved into and out of the lungs in any 1 breath. Approximately 5dm3 but varies between gender, size and age. (regular exercise = larger)

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Vital Capacity

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volume of air that always remains in the lungs, even after the biggest possible exhalation

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Card 4

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the air in bronchioles, bronchi and trachea - there is no gas exchange between this air and blood

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Card 5

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how much more air can be breathed in over the tidal volume when you take a deep breath - used when exercising

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