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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Air Capacity of the Lungs

10/01/2010

Question:

What is regarded as a good lung full of air?

Answer:

Lung health is frequently measured by pulmonary function testing. The "normal" range for these measurements can have a wide variation (80% to 120%) of the predicted value. Predicted values take into account age, gender, race, and height.

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Response by:

Gretchen   Whitby, APRN Gretchen Whitby, APRN
Nurse Practitioner of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University