lung capacity


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lung capacity

a lung volume that is the sum of two or more of the four primary, nonoverlapping lung volumes. Lung capacities are functional residual capacity, inspiratory capacity, total lung capacity, and vital capacity.
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Try to exercise to the point of sweating for 30 minutes most days to boost your lung capacity, but always check with your doctor before starting new exercise, and use your medication as prescribed if you're asthmatic.
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