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  • n. The measurement of the volume of air that a person can move into and out of the lungs, using a spirometer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of measuring the chest capacity by means of a spirometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of the spirometer in measuring the capacity of the lungs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity


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  • He could really use a flu shot, a pneumonia vaccine and a breathing test called spirometry to help us better manage his asthma.

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  • The simplest way to diagnose COPD is through spirometry, which is usually available in general practitioners 'surgeries.


  • Along with inquiring about symptoms and listening to your breathing, the doctor may perform a lung function test called spirometry, which measures how much air you can exhale after taking a deep breath, and how fast you can do it.

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  • Lung function tests, such as spirometry and measuring lung volumes

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  • In this setting, risk assessment tools that identify those at greatest risk, such as spirometry (a puff test to measure lung function) and genetic susceptibility testing, appear to help engage smokers and improve their smoking cessation rates.

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  • This provides a more objective measurement than other pulmonary function tests such as spirometry, which requires patients to exhale forcefully into a tube. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The most common test that our respiratory therapists conduct is spirometry.

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  • Pulmonary function tests in older children includes spirometry, whole body plethysmography, single and multiple breath nitrogen washout, carbon monoxide diffusion capacity, respiratory muscle strength and lung compliance.

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  • In the Pulmonary Function Lab you will meet one of the respiratory therapists who will explain the spirometry procedure to you and your child.

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  • During the appointment, we will conduct another spirometry breathing test and compare the results to the testing done at the last visit so we can see how your child is doing.

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