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Pulmonary ventilation

Definition
noun
(1) The process at which the air enters or leaves, between the lungs and the ambient air
(2) The rate of ventilation, typically expressed in liters per minute
Supplement
Pulmonary ventilation may be measured through respiratory inductance plethysmography, which is a method measuring the movement of the chest and abdominal walls using a spirometer or breathing tube.
Synonym(s):

  • respiratory ventilation

See also:

  • ventilation


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