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Total Lung Capacity

The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): E01.370.386.700.485.750, G09.772.850

MeSH Unique ID: D014109

Entry Terms:

  • Lung Capacity, Total
  • Capacities, Total Lung
  • Capacity, Total Lung
  • Lung Capacities, Total
  • Total Lung Capacities

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