Medicipate! Multiply your knowledge 
Multiply your knowledge
Write article
Please log in to edit this article.

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).


To comment on this article, please login..

Click here for creating a new article in the DocCheck Flexikon.

Initial author:

Last authors:

0 rating(s) (0 ø)


You have any questions?
Copyright ©2019 DocCheck Medical Services GmbH | Switch to mobile version
Follow DocCheck: