pneumotachometer


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pneumotachometer

 [noo″mo-tah-kom´ĕ-ter]
a transducer for measuring exhaled air flow.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pneu·mo·tach·o·graph

(nū'mō-tak'ō-graf),
An instrument for measuring the instantaneous flow of respiratory gases.
Synonym(s): pneumotachometer
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pneu·mo·tach·o·graph

(nū'mō-tak'ō-graf)
An instrument for measuring the instantaneous flow of respiratory gases.
Synonym(s): pneumotachometer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The participants were asked to come to the department where anthropometric data and cardiovascular variables were recorded which was followed by the recording of lung function values using MEDSPIROR a computerized pneumotachometer. Results: Runners recorded higher lung function values than rowers.
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