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Pulmonary System

Pulmonary Function Testing - (PTA Scorebuilders - irongirl)

QuestionAnswer
Tidal Volume (TV) Volume inspired/expired per breath.
Vital Capacity (VC) Max volume forcefully expired after max inspiration.
Total lung capacity (TLC) Lung volume measure at end of max inspiration.
Anatomic dead space (VD) Volume of air that occupies the non-respiratory conducting airways.
Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) Maximal volume expired after normal expiration.
Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV) Amount of air exhaled in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd seconds of a forced vital capacity test.
Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) Amount of air forcefully expired after a max inspiration.
Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) Volume in lungs after normal exhalation.
Inspiratory Capacity (IC) The amount of air can be inspired after normal exhalation.
Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV) Max volume inspired after normal inspiration.
Residual Volume (RV) Lung volume remaining at end of maximal expiration.
Minute Volume Ventilation (VE) Amount of air expired in one minute.
Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Max flow of air during the beginning of a forced expiratory breath.
Created by: irongirl on 2009-03-11



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