pulmonary function test

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1816
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A definition of the term "pulmonary function test" is presented. It refers to one of many different tests used to determine the condition of the respiratory system. Measures of expiratory flow and lung volumes and capacities are obtained by the test and offers a measure of the amount of air that can be maximally exhaled following a maximum inspiration.


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