Definition of Spirometer

1. Noun. A measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs.




Definition of Spirometer

1. n. An instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs, or the volume of air which can be expelled from the chest after the deepest possible inspiration. Cf. Pneumatometer.

Definition of Spirometer

1. Noun. (medicine) A device used to measure the volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs. ¹

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Definition of Spirometer

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Medical Definition of Spirometer

1. An instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs, or the volume of air which can be expelled from the chest after the deepest possible inspiration. Cf. Pneumatometer. Origin: L. Spirare to breathe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Spirometer

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1. A Comparison of Methods for Determining the Respiratory Exchange of Man by Thorne Martin Carpenter (1915)
"In these experiments the 200-liter Tissot spirometer was used with the Mueller valves to collect the expired air, and the results were compared with those ..."

2. Gaseous Exchange and Physiological Requirements for Level and Grade Walking by Henry Monmouth Smith (1922)
"B, main spirometer; A, duplicate spirometer used as reservoir; C, connection with ... For conducting the air from the spirometer to the absorber table, ..."

3. Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet by Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"spirometer. The spirometer used is a modification of the form of spirometer employed in the universal respiration apparatus, the two chief differences being ..."

4. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple, ( (1914)
"WET spirometer. Graduated in cubic inches and cubic decimeters. percentile grades is shown in Figs. 12 and 13. For additional results Ernst's monograph may ..."

5. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"WET spirometer. Graduated in cubic inches and cubic decimeters. percentile grades is shown in Figs. 12 and 13. For additional results Ernst's monograph may ..."

6. A Clinical Introduction to the Practice of Auscultation, and Other Modes of by Henry Marshall Hughes (1854)
"Tlw spirometer.—The first in order of time, and by far the most important of ... The spirometer is a complicated instrument; but it is essentially composed ..."

7. Therapeutics of Tuberculosis: Or Pulmonary Consumption by William H. Burt (1876)
"The spirometer is the most valuable aid that Science has placed in the hands of the physician for detecting diseases of the respiratory organs in their ..."

8. Therapeutics of tuberculosis or pulmonary consumption by William H. Burt (1876)
"The spirometer is the most valuable aid that Science has placed in the hands of the physician for detecting diseases of the respiratory organs in their ..."

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