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CVRR Respiratory Values


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Total lung capacity
Resp. Values: The total amount of air the lungs could possibly hold
Resting tidal volume
Resp. Values: The amount of air shifted in and out of the lungs during quiet inspiration
Functional residual capacity
Resp. Values: The amount of air left in the lungs after normal expiration
Inspiratory capacity
Resp. Values: The potential amount of air that could be breathed in after normal expiration
Vital capacity
Resp. Values: Following maximal inspiration, the amount of air that can be physically emptied from the lung
Residual volume
Resp. Values: The amount of air left behind following expiration of vital capacity
Expiratory reserve volume
Resp. Values: The potential 'extra' expiration that could be expired in a breath
Inspiratory reserve volume
Resp. Values: The potential 'extra' inspiration that could be inspired in a breath
RV, TLC, FRC, gas dilution and plethysmography
[__]. [__] and [__] cannot be measured by spirometry and so can only be measured via a [______] or [_______]