Lungs definitions

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Tidal volume
Volume of air moved in + out of lungs with each breath at rest
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Vital capacity
Largest volume of air that can be moved into and out of lungs in one breath. Affected by size, age and fitness
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Residual volume
Volume of air that always remains in lungs even with the biggest possible exhalation
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Dead space
Air in bronchi, bronchioles and trachea
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Inspiratory/Exp reserve volume
How much air can be (inspired/expired) over and above the amount that is breathed in a tidal volume breath
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Largest volume of air that can be moved into and out of lungs in one breath. Affected by size, age and fitness

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Vital capacity

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Volume of air that always remains in lungs even with the biggest possible exhalation

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Card 4

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Air in bronchi, bronchioles and trachea

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Card 5

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How much air can be (inspired/expired) over and above the amount that is breathed in a tidal volume breath

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