TITLE

capacity, vital

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "vital capacity" is presented. It refers to maximum amount of air that can be expelled from the lungs after maximum inhalation. Vital capacity, which is usually 4.5 liters, can be determined as part of lung function tests or pulmonary function tests.
ACCESSION #
43996109

 

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