Pulmonary Function Tests and Spirometry
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Pulmonary Function Tests and Spirometry

Test your knowledge of pulmonary function tests and spirometry with this quiz. Learn about the measurement of lung volumes, capacities, and pulmonary ventilation using a spirometer and spirogram.

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Questions and Answers

What is the function of a spirometer?

To measure lung volumes and capacities

Which type of lung volume represents the normal depth of breathing?

Tidal volume (TV)

What is the normal value for Inspiratory reserve volume (IRV)?

3300 mL (3.3 L)

Which type of lung volume is the additional volume of air that can be expired out forcefully, after normal expiration?

<p>Expiratory reserve volume (ERV)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the volume of air remaining in the lungs even after forced expiration called?

<p>Residual volume (RV)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Spirometer and Lung Volumes

  • A spirometer is a device that measures lung volumes and capacities.
  • The normal depth of breathing is represented by Tidal Volume (TV).
  • The normal value for Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV) is 3000 mL.
  • The Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) is the additional volume of air that can be expired out forcefully, after normal expiration.
  • The Residual Volume (RV) is the volume of air remaining in the lungs even after forced expiration.

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