vital capacity

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the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer)

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The aim of this study was to find out the effect of interval aerobic exercise on forced vital capacity among non-active female students.
Correlations with physiology: Total lung capacity (TLC), forced vital capacity (FVC), arterial blood oxygen saturation (Sa[O.
The minimum requirements for basic office spirometers include forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV) and peak expiratory flow (PEF).
In our cohort of school age children, breastfeeding was associated with modest improvement in forced mid-expiratory flow (FEF50) in our whole group and with improvements in forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume at 1 second (FEV1) only in the children of asthmatic mothers," Claudia E.
Similarly, the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) was observed to decrease in the placebo group as compared to baseline at 26 weeks (change: -5.
A forced vital capacity (FVC) or vital capacity (VC) from spirometry might be completely out of scale with a capacity obtained from body plethysmography.
Waist circumference was found to be negatively associated with forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in one second, and the associations were unchanged by sex, age or BMI category (normal-weight, overweight and obese).
Instead we chose the designation of low forced vital capacity (FVC) (Herbert et al.
The losses in forced vital capacity were similar but of a smaller magnitude.
Peak inspiratory flow rate, forced inspiratory flow between 25% and 75% of the maximum inhaled volume, forced expiratory volume at 1 second, and forced vital capacity in the supine and sitting positions were measured.
Knopp reported that post hoc analyses showed a significant, dose-dependent trend of reduced treatment failure, as measured by both the ALS Functional Rating Scale-Revised ("ALSFRS-R") and forced vital capacity, over the 12-week, placebo-controlled portion of the study.
Researchers calculated a 95% confidence limit around the slopes of decline of ALSFRSr scores, forced vital capacity (FVC) and grip strength of the ProAct historical database subjects, and evaluated if trial subjects fell within or outside those limits.
The decline in forced vital capacity the amount of air which can be forcibly exhaled from the lungs after taking the deepest breath possible was significantly reduced in patients receiving Ofev compared to patients receiving placebo.
A subcohort of 6,913 subjects received a more detailed health interview and examination, including prebronchodilator spirometry and percent predicted forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity.