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Inspiratory capacity

Definition
noun
The maximum volume of gas that can be drawn into the lungs after a normal, quiet expiration.
Supplement
The inspiratory capacity is determined by the sum of the tidal volume and the inspiratory reserve volume.
Abbreviation: IC
Synonym(s):

See also:

  • expiratory reserve volume
  • residual volume
  • total lung capacity


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