Lung volume methods

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Tidal volume (TV)
normal, relaxed breathing pattern
Expiratory Reserve volume (ERV)
the volume of air remaining in your lungs that you could still exhale at the end of a normal exhalation
Vital capacity (VC)
the largest volume of air that you can move through your lungs.
Residual volume (RV)
the volume of air that remains after a maximal exhalation. Multiply vital capacity by a certain numner
Inspiratory capacity (IC)
The volume of air that you could inhale after a normal exhalation.
Inspiratory reserve volume (IRV)
the volume of air that you could still inhale after a normal inhalation.
Expiratory capactiy (EC)
the volume of air that you could still exhale after a normal inhalation
Functional Residual capacity (FRC)
the volume of air remaining in your lungs including the residual volume following a normal exhalation.
Total lung capacity (TLC)
the total volume of your lungs, including the residual volume.