Residual air | definition of residual air by Medical dictionary
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Related to residual air: oxygen debt
, tidal air
re·sid·u·al vol·ume (RV),
the volume of air remaining in the lungs after a maximal expiratory effort.
re·sid·u·al vol·ume (RV) (rē-zid'yū-ăl vol'yūm)
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Follow-up X-rays are to be obtained before air travel to exclude the presence of residual air
or recurrence of pneumothorax.
Attempts to remedy this problem have led to problems with residual air
A brain CT scan five days later showed no residual air