forced expiratory time


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forced ex·pi·ra·to·ry time (FET),

the time taken to expire a given volume or a given fraction of vital capacity during measurement of forced vital capacity; subscripts specify the exact parameters measured.

forced expiratory time (FET)

the time required to exhale a given volume of air.

forced ex·pi·ra·to·ry time

(FET) (fōrst eks-pī'ră-tōr-ē tīm)
The time taken to expire a given volume or a given fraction of vital capacity during measurement of forced vital capacity; subscripts specify the exact parameters measured.

forced expiratory time

Abbreviation: FET
The time required to forcibly exhale a specified volume of air from the lung.
See also: time
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