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spirometry

 [spi-rom´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the breathing capacity by means of a spirometer; results can record total lung capacity, vital capacity, tidal volume, functional residual capacity, and residual volume.
incentive spirometry a goal-oriented inhalation maneuver in which the patient is encouraged by visual feedback from a spirometer to execute sustained maximal inhalation. Patients usually perform 10 to 20 sustained deep breath exercises an hour until they can achieve their predicted inspiratory reserve volume. See illustration.
Spirometry, showing respiratory volumes and capacities as subdivisions of total lung capacity. From Applegate, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spi·rom·e·try

(spī-rom'ĕ-trē),
Making pulmonary measurements with a spirometer.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spirometry

The measurement of the movement of air in and out of the lungs during various breathing maneuvers, which is the most important pulmonary function test. See Incentive spirometry, Pulmonary function test.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spi·rom·e·try

(spī-rom'ĕ-trē)
Making pulmonary measurements with a spirometer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

spirometry

(spi-rom'e-tre) [L. spirare, to breathe, + Gr. metron, measure]
Measurement of air flow and lung volumes. See: pulmonary function test
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INCENTIVE SPIROMETER

incentive spirometry

Spirometry in which visual and vocal stimuli are given to the patient to produce maximum effort during deep breathing. Incentive spirometry is used most often in postoperative patients to prevent atelectasis.
See: illustration
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spirometry

A lung function test used to determine the efficiency with which air passes from the atmosphere to the ALVEOLI of the lungs and carbon dioxide passes out. Spirometry can also be used to assess the maximum volume of air that can be made to pass in and out of the lungs (the vital capacity).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Spirometry

A test using an instrument called a spirometer that shows how difficult it is for an asthmatic patient to breathe. Used to determine the severity of asthma and to see how well it is responding to treatment.
Mentioned in: Asthma
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

spi·rom·e·try

(spī-rom'ĕ-trē)
Making pulmonary measurements with a spirometer.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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