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Lung volume

German: Lungenvolumen

1 Definition

The lung volume is the amount of a gas (usually air) that can be included into the lung. We have to distinguish between lung volumes and capacities.

2 Physiology

2.1 Lung volumes

2.2 Lung capacities

3 Clinical relevance

Spirometry is a clinical procedure used to identify lung diseases like asthma, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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