Definition of Vital capacity

1. Noun. The maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue.




Definition of Vital capacity

1. Noun. (context: biology) The maximum volume of air that can be discharged from the lungs following maximum inspiration. ¹

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Medical Definition of Vital capacity

1. The volume of gas that can be expelled from the lungs from a position of full inspiration, with no limit to the duration of expiration, it is equal to the inspiratory capacity plus the expiratory reserve volume. (11 Nov 1997)

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