Making pulmonary measurements with a spirometer.
- forced s. inspiration and more particularly expiration in which volume is plotted against time, giving a measure of pulmonary function. The amount of air expelled in one second (FEV) is often considered the single most important measurement in clinical respiratory physiology.

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spi·rom·e·try -ə-trē n, pl -tries measurement by means of a spirometer of the air entering and leaving the lungs

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spi·rom·e·try (spi-romґə-tre) the measurement of the breathing capacity of the lungs, such as in pulmonary function tests. See also spirography.

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